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 congregants from all backgrounds, including interfaith families.


Our temple is centrally located in the St. Louis suburb of Creve Coeur, Missouri. Our beautiful grounds and facilities include a large Sanctuary, an intimate Chapel, an auditorium, a commercial quality kitchen, a religious school/preschool building, a playground, an in-ground swimming pool for our summer camp and ample parking.


The vitality of Temple Israel is driven by a dedicated staff of 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 that mission depends largely upon the involvement of the entire congregation and to that end, members are not only welcomed but encouraged to take an active role in temple programming and affairs.


We offer numerous opportunities to become involved in our varied array of programs and committees.


Our religious, educational, social action and social interaction programs are designed to appeal to the broad spectrum of our membership and we are always looking for opportunities to diversify our program through the input of our congregants.