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About Us

TEMV is:

  • Sustaining for everyone, during both joyful and challenging times.
  • Interfaith-friendly and welcoming to all.
  • Musical, celebratory, and reflective in our worship.
  • Communicating Jewish values through education for children and adults.
  • Honoring diversity without judgment.
  • Active in working towards social justice in our community and around the world.
Temple Emanuel is a welcoming, independent-thinking, and unique Reform Jewish congregation. Our members are warm and friendly, our rabbi is very approachable and musical, and our eternal light is solar powered. We have an excellent religious school and offer a variety of adult education opportunities.

We attract down-to-earth members seeking a Jewish home for ritual, cultural, or social reasons. Many of our families include interfaith couples looking for a temple where they will be welcome and a place to educate their children. We do not, nor have we ever, charged for High Holy Day seats. (We rely on voluntary donations by those who attend.)

Inclusion is a core belief of the members of Temple Emanuel, and we put that belief into action. Membership is open to all who are committed to or are exploring Judaism: singles, couples, parents and their children, people of all sexual orientations and gender identities, couples where both are Jewish and couples where one — or both — is not, people with extensive Jewish knowledge and beginners. Our current membership reflects that diversity. We welcome everyone who wants to find community with us.

Our mission is to provide a welcoming atmosphere which encourages Jewish spirituality, learning, and community, and to share these values with others. We hope you will join us in that journey.

TEMV belongs to the Union for Reform Judaism, the principal affiliating association of Reform Judaism in North America. Other affiliations include the Synagogue Council of America and the Greater Lowell Interfaith Leadership Alliance.

This Week

  • Shabbat Services

    October 19, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

    Parashat Lech L'cha

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  • Religious School

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

    Temple Emanuel Religious School meets once a week on most Sundays from 10 am - 12 noon from mid September to mid May. It does not meet during school vacation.

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  • Ritual Committee Meeting

    October 22, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Location TBD

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  • Mah Jong

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

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Shabbat Services and More This Week at TEMV

Temple in AutumnThese are the last Shabbat services at our current location. We hope you will join us (and stay tuned to your e-mail and further posts for details of our upcoming move)! (more…)

Lay-led Shabbat Services, Apple Picking, and More This Week at TEMV

ApplesPlease join us for Lay-led Shabbat Services this Friday and apple picking on Sunday! (more…)

Simchat Torah and Religious School Consecration Photos

Thanks to all who joined us for our Simchat Torah Celebration and Service and the Consecration of our Religious School students. Whether you were there in person or not, we hope you’ll absorb some of the spirit of the day from these photos. (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