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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

Soup Kitchen and More This Week at TEMV

Temple EmanuelThere will be no Shabbat services this week, but we hope to see you for our soup kitchen event on July 15 and our next lay-led services on July 20.


No Services This Week, but Here’s What’s Coming Up

Flowering TreeThere will be no Shabbat services this week or next, but we hope to see you for our soup kitchen event on July 15 and our next lay-led services on July 20.


Rallies Tomorrow: Families Belong Together

Families Belong TogetherDear Friends: We know many in our community and around the country are distressed by the administration’s actions against those coming to our borders. This Saturday, ​rallies and other actions are planned in more than 40 Massachusetts towns.​ Please join us. (more…)

This Week

  • Mah Jong

    July 17, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Mah Jong

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  • Yoga

    July 18, 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

    July 19, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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  • TEMV Monthly Board Meeting

    July 19, 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

    July 20, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

    Summer lay-led Service
    Tisha B'Av
    Lay Leader: To be determinedv
    Summer services are all pot luck, please bring something to share with everyone.

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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