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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

    January 18, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    Temple

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  • TEMV Monthly Board Meeting

    January 18, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Temple Emanuel of the Merrimack Valley, 101 W Forest St, Lowell, MA 01851, USA

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  • Lunch Bag Assembly

    January 21, 2018 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 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

    January 21, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

    Come in your PJ's.
    Lunch assembly at 9:30

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  • Gentle Yoga

    January 22, 2018 @ 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

    January 23, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Mah Jong

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  • Yoga

    January 24, 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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Pajama Havdalla, Lunch Bag Assembly, and More This Week at TEMV

Assembling lunch bags for the Lowell Transitional Living Center
Assembling lunch bags for the Lowell Transitional Living Center

It’s a busy week, with Pajama Havdalla for the kids, a basic Hebrew class for adults, and more! Read on to learn about all that’s happening. (more…)

Lay-Led Shabbat Services and More This Week at TEMV

Wine and Juice for KiddushPlease join us for Shabbat services this Friday! Mark your calendars, too, for an upcoming adult ed Hebrew Class taught by Rabbi Sparr! (more…)

Shabbat Services Via Facebook Live This Friday

SnowflakesDear friends: In light of the frigid temperatures, we are offering an alternative to services at TEMV this Shabbat, January 5—TEMV LIVE on Facebook! Rabbi Sparr will lead a musical and interactive Erev Shabbat service streamed live on TEMV’s Facebook page, beginning promptly at 7:30 p.m. You don’t need to have a Facebook account to view this.
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No Services Tonight — Bitter Cold and Icy Conditions

Because of the bitter cold and icy conditions, we have decided to cancel services tonight. May you all have a joyful, warm, and safe Shabbat at home or wherever you are. Please keep an eye out for our regular Weekly Happenings e-mail, or check this website or our Facebook page for details of services and other events in the coming weeks.

Lay-led Shabbat Services and More This Week at TEMV

Trees and SnowPlease join us for Shabbat services this Friday! We also hope you will consider a year-end donation to TEMV. (more…)

No Services Tonight — Inclement Weather

Because of the inclement weather, we have decided to cancel services tonight. May you all have a joyful and safe Shabbat at home or wherever you are. Please keep an eye out for our regular Weekly Happenings e-mail, or check this website or our Facebook page for details of services and other events in the coming weeks.

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