We attract down-to-earth people 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.
School is in session this Sunday, March 24 – don’t forget your tzedaka money and snack!
Today our community made 238 lunches for the Lowell Transitional Living Center, which provides shelter, showers, laundry, and food to assist people in the journey from homelessness to housing. Nine-year-old Caitlin, one of our Religious School students who took part, observed, “You think about all the people you are helping. It feels so good.” Read on to see some photos. (more…)
Please join us on Friday for lay-led Shabbat services and on Sunday to make lunch bags for the Lowell Transitional Living Center! We’re also starting Hebrew Reading Classes for adults again in a few weeks!
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