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Our Members Say

“TEMV is a warm, welcoming, caring, and inclusive community. It’s hard to decide the order of importance of all those and the only word I can think of that may contain all is ‘family.’” — Jim

“Our interfaith marriage made it tricky to find a place of worship that we were both comfortable with. TEMV’s welcoming and relaxing atmosphere has worked out well for our whole family.” — Jane

“TEMV has been a spiritual and communal home for our family for almost 25 years. We have celebrated joyous occasions such as Bar/Bat Mitzvahs of our children and Eshet Mitzvah for myself, a wedding for my daughter and son-in-law, and the birth of our grandchild. The community has also supported us during sad times as well. Just knowing that we are part of such an open, warm, and welcoming Jewish environment has made all the difference in our interfaith marriage and family life. Shabbat services are like a deep breath of fresh air.” — Carole

“TEMV is a place where people know who you are and reach out in times of need. This summer my husband had surgery around the time our third child was due. Many, many friends from Temple reached out to us, expressing their desire to help in any way possible. Our rabbi called to check in on us. What a great feeling to know that if we need help in any way, it is there for us.” — Sue

“I joined TEMV about 25 years ago so my children could get a Jewish education. I was from a ‘Southern Reform congregation and my parents were secular. I’m part of an interfaith family and my children are Hispanic. None of that made a difference at TEMV. TEMV has given me the opportunity to learn about my religion and encouraged me to be a leader. In the process, I’ve grown as a Jew and a person. I’ve met fabulous people and developed very close friendships.” — Linda

Tot Shabbat, Erev Shabbat, and Saturday Morning Services This Week at TEMV

Three TorahsPlease join us this Friday for Shabbat Services and Tot Shabbat, and on Saturday for Morning Services and a bar mitzvah.

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Statement on Current Middle East Events

Dear TEMV community:

Below is a letter written by Rabbi Toba Spitzer, a brilliant and thoughtful writer, human rights activist, congregational rabbi, and respected colleague and fellow member of T’ruah: The Rabbinic Call for Human Rights. Rabbi Spitzer’s words beautifully sum up all I’ve been thinking and feeling (and more), and her links provide greater insight for those who would read further. Let us pray for the peace of Jerusalem, and for all peoples, everywhere.

—Rabbi Robin Sparr
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Shabbat Services: Shavuot Service Including Yizkor Service of Remembrance

Yahrzeit candlePlease join us this Friday for Shabbat Services, including a Shavuot Service and a Yizkor Service of Remembrance.

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This Week

  • Mah Jong

    May 29, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Mah Jong

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  • Yoga

    May 30, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

    All invited. $10 for the instructor and a $3 donation to the Temple. Please bring a mat. For more info contact yogainfo@temv.org

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  • Mah Jong

    May 31, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    Temple

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  • Shabbat Service

    June 1, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

    Parashat Beha'alotcha

    Lay led service: Karen Lipshires - lay leader.
    Board Host: Laurie Joslin
    Oneg Host:      email oneg@temv.org  to volunteer

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Here’s Why

TEMV is:

  • Supportive of our members in both joyful and challenging times

  • Inclusive across all aspects of identity

  • Musical, celebratory, and reflective in our worship

  • Contemporary and open-minded in our thinking about what it means to be Jewish

  • Heartfelt in our welcome of interfaith families

  • Active in working towards social justice in our community and around the world