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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

    March 20, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Mah Jong

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  • Yoga

    March 21, 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

    March 22, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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  • TEMV Monthly Board Meeting

    March 22, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Temple Emanuel of the Merrimack Valley, 101 W Forest St, Lowell, MA 01851, USA

    Board meetings are open to all members of Temple Emanuel.
    Unless otherwise indicated meetings are on the second Thursday of the month in 2017 - 2018 at 7 PM.
    Meetings are open to all TEMV members.

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  • Shabbat Service

    March 23, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

    Parashat: Tzav
    6:00pm Pre-neg
    Sunwheel/Spring blessings

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  • Religious School

    March 25, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

    Model Seder

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  • GLILA program

    March 25, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm

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Lay-led Services, Soup Kitchen Volunteering, and More This Week at TEMV

Shabbat CandlesPlease join us this Friday for Shabbat services and again on Sunday to help out at a soup kitchen in Lowell! (more…)

Adult Learning at TEMV

Czech Torah 244We are fortunate to have a membership that values study! Learn more about the opportunities we have coming up! (more…)

Tot Shabbat, Community Dinner, and More This Week at TEMV

HamantaschenThis week brings a Tot Shabbat, followed by a Community Dinner and (because of last week’s cancellation), Kabbalat Shabbat and our rescheduled Purim celebration!

Annual Community Potluck Passover Seder

Please join us at our fun, meaningful, and exciting Passover seder, led by Rabbi Robin S. Sparr! Children are welcome, as are friends from the wider community. (more…)

Kabbalat Shabbat Purim and More This Week at TEMV

HamantaschenPlease join us for our Kabbalat Shabbat Purim this week—a brief service followed by reading of the Megillah and text study. Come in costume! (more…)

Learner’s Minyan and More This Week at TEMV

Three TorahsOur Shabbat service this week is a learner’s minyan, so please come with questions on prayer texts, traditions, or practices for the rabbi! (more…)

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