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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

This Week

  • Mah Jong

    August 22, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Mah Jong

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  • Kimball's for Lunch

    August 23, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    Kimball Farm, 400 Littleton Rd, Westford, MA 01886, USA

    Everyone welcome to join us for Lunch at Kimballs. Bumper boats, mini golf, pitch and putt, driving range, many activities - you choose bring the kids and family.

    And of course ice cream

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  • Yoga- canceled

    August 23, 2017 @ 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

    August 24, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    Temple

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  • Erev Shabbat Service

    August 25, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

    Pot luck oneg
    Summer services are Lay led
    Parashat Eikev

    Summer services are
    July 7&21
    August 11&25

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  • Gentle Yoga - Cancelled

    August 28, 2017 @ 8:30 am - 10:00 am

    Gentle yoga - Monday 8:30 a.m. - Holidays at 9 a.m .
    RSVP required by Sunday at 12 noon

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

    Attendance at this class has been low recently. If you wish to attend the Monday morning class please contact Cornelia at yogainfo@temv.org before Sunday at noon. If at least three people say they are coming she will hold class and let you know. Please leave your phone number -- preferably a cell phone number in your email.

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Shabbat Services, Lunch Bunch, and More This Week at TEMV

Wine and Juice for KiddushJoin us for lay-led Shabbat services this week, as well as a Lunch Bunch at Kimball Farms!
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TEMV Stands Out Against Hate

Standout Against HateTEMV members participated in last Friday’s Standout Against Hate rally in Lowell–and TEMV President Michelle Vlamis was quoted on the front page of Saturday’s Lowell Sun. (more…)

You’re Invited: TEMV Fall Open House September 10

Temple Emanuel of the Merrimack ValleyYou and your family and friends are invited to join us at our Fall Open House, September 10, 2017, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.!
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Temple Emanuel of the Merrimack Valley Condemns White Supremacist Rallies

LOWELL, August 14, 2017: Temple Emanuel of the Merrimack Valley (TEMV), a Reform Jewish congregation with nearly 70 years serving the Lowell community, strongly condemns the recent White supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, and the prospect of a similar one in Boston. (more…)

Ritual Committee Meeting and More This Week at TEMV

Temple Emanuel of the Merrimack ValleyThere are no Shabbat services this week, but there’s a Ritual Committee meeting, our summer Virtual Walk, and an upcoming Lunch Bunch.
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Lay-Led Services and More This Week at TEMV

TEMV gardenWe hope to see you at our lay-led services this week! Please also note that our Fall Open House and the start of our Religious School year will be September 10. Tell all your friends!
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Yard Sale Gala and More This Week at TEMV

Yard Sale 2017There are no Shabbat services this week, but the Yard Sale Gala, our biggest fundraiser of the year, is coming up this Sunday. Find out how you can help! We hope to see you there!
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Yard Sale Prep and More This Week at TEMV

Yard SaleThere are no Shabbat services this week, but we’re gearing up for the Yard Sale Gala, our biggest fundraiser of the year, and taking part in Macy’s Shop for a Cause Charity Challenge! Find out how you can help!
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TEMV Yard Sale Gala: We Need You

Yard Sale GalaTEMV’s Yard Sale Gala is Sunday, August 6th, from 8 a.m. – 2 p.m.—and this year, we’re ramping it up with kids’ activities (including a bounce house), food, and beverages! Here’s how you can help make it a success for TEMV and our community at large. (more…)

Lay-led Services This Week — and Get Ready for Our Upcoming Yard Sale Gala

Orange DoorsPlease join us for lay-led services this week! We’re also gearing up for the Yard Sale Gala, our biggest fundraiser of the year, and taking part in Macy’s Shop for a Cause Charity Challenge! Find out how you can help!
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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