“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
TEMV maintains its long-standing tradition of open and free seating during the High Holy Days. Every year, we open our doors to anyone who wants to attend, selling no tickets, with no reserved seating. We’ve done this for the entire time the temple has been in existence. It is part of who we are.
We use the Central Conference of American Rabbi’s new Mishkan HaNefesh (“Sanctuary of the Soul”) as our mahzor (High Holiday prayer book).
Please see our service schedule for the High Holy Days this year. We hope you will join us!
We celebrate other holidays in a variety of ways, including a second-night pot-luck Passover seder, a Tu B’Sh’vat seder, a Torah unrolling for Simchat Torah, and a rollicking Purim service. Check the calendar to see what’s coming up!
Lunch at Kimballs
August 22, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Kimball Farm, 400 Littleton Rd, Westford, MA 01886, USA
TEMV annual Summer Lunch Outing at Kimballs
Westford, MA Wed. Aug. 22. Noon
What: Lunch at the Grill and Seafood Shack, socializing with friends
Other Activities: Mini Golf, Pitch and Putt, Driving Range, Bumper Boats, Arcade, Batting Cages
and of course - Ice cream
Something for everyone!
Come for an hour, come for a half, hour or spend the afternoon.
RSVP to Fay - Fay32@comcast.net
August 22, 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 email@example.com
August 24, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Summer lay-led Service
Lay Leader: Nancy Greene
Summer services are all pot luck, please bring something to share with everyone.
August 28, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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