About Us

 

Our congregation is YOUR congregation. Please, make yourself at home at Congregation Temple Israel. 

 

Congregation Temple Israel is a caring, inclusive community committed to living Reform Judaism and participating in the sacred destiny of the Jewish people and Israel through education, worship, and repair of the world.

 

We always welcome new members who want to be an active part of a spiritual, intellectual congregation dedicated to building Jewish identity, spirituality and community.

 

We are a progressive synagogue of diverse households living and celebrating Reform Judaism.  We welcome and embrace individuals and families from all backgrounds. Wherever you may be along your Jewish journey, there is a place for you at Temple Israel.

 

Our Temple is centrally located in the St. Louis suburb of Creve Coeur, Missouri. Our spacious grounds and facilities include a newly-renovated sanctuary and social hall, an intimate chapel, a commercial quality kitchen, a school building housing both our preschool and religious school, two playgrounds, an in-ground swimming pool for our summer camp and ample parking for the High Holidays and year-round.

 

The vitality of Temple Israel is driven by our dedicated rabbis, professional staff, and lay leadership, who strive to keep our congregation among the premier houses of worship, study and assembly in Reform Judaism.

 

The ultimate success of our mission depends largely upon the involvement of the entire congregation and to that end, members are welcome and encouraged to take an active role in Temple life to the extent that they are comfortable.  Whether your passion is learning, social justice, worship, cooking, or party planning, there is a place for you in our Temple community.