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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

  • Lunch Bag Assembly

    November 19, 2017 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am

    Lunch Bag Assembly
    Everyone is invited to help make and bag lunches for the Lowell Transitional Living Center.
    Bring in bottled water, peanut butter, and Jelly. On the last weekend bring in fresh fruit and bread.

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  • Religious School

    November 19, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

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  • Private event

    November 19, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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  • Gentle Yoga

    November 20, 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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  • Mah Jong

    November 21, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Mah Jong

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  • Yoga

    November 22, 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

    November 23, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    Temple

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  • Shabbat Service - lay leader

    November 24, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

    Parashat Vayetzei
    Lay led service
    Oneg Host - looking for a volunteer
    6 PM - Pre- service oneg
    6:30 Shabbat Service

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New Member Service and More This Week at TEMV

KugelOur annual New Member Shabbat Service and Potluck Dinner is this week, with a special performance from the Bell Choir of the First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church. Come help us welcome our new members! There’s also a Lunch Bag Assembly on Sunday to help the Lowell Transitional Living Center.

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Family Shabbat Services and More This Week at TEMV

PizzaThis week we’re having a Family Shabbat Service on Friday, with pizza dinner afterwards! There are also Board and Social Action Committee meetings that all are welcome to attend, and lots of other ways to be involved with TEMV and the wider Jewish and faith communities in the weeks to come.

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Lay-Led Shabbat Services and More This Week at TEMV

Temple Emanuel of the Merrimack ValleyPlease join us this week for lay-led Shabbat services, and check out what’s coming up in the weeks ahead.

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Friday and Saturday Services, Plus a Bar Mitzvah, This Week at TEMV

Three TorahsPlease join us for two Shabbat services this week, both Friday evening and Saturday morning. Asa Geller will be called to the Torah on Saturday!

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Shabbat Services, Challah-palooza, and More This Week at TEMV

ChallahWe set sail this week with lay-led services on Friday for Parashat Noach, and gather on Sunday for our first bread baking Challah-palooza. Please join us!

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Simchat Torah, Consecration of New Students, and More This Week at TEMV

This Friday is a busy one at TEMV, with our Simchat Torah celebration and an intergenerational service including the Consecration of New Students​ and Yizkor. And Sunday is our annual Celebrating Our Pets event, preceding the Shabbat when we read the story of Noah and the Ark. Please join us!

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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