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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

  • Yoga

    December 13, 2017 @ 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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  • TEMV Monthly Board Meeting

    December 13, 2017 @ 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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  • Mah Jong

    December 14, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    Temple

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  • Tot Shabbat, Hanuka service and dinner

    December 15, 2017 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

    5:30 Tot Shabbat Service - geared towards children 6 and younger.
    6 PM Dinner
    7:00 PM Intergenerational Hanuka/ Shabbat Service
    Menorah and Shabbat Candle lighting
    Sunwheel,
    Birthday and Anniversary Blessings for those occuring in the winter months
    Board and Oneg Host Robin Frisch
    Bring your nenorahs
    RSVP to events@temv.org if you plan on coming to the dinner and what you will bring.

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  • 6 PM Dinner, 7 PM Hanuka and Shabbat Service

    December 15, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

    Parashat Miketz
    5:30 Tot Shabbat Service - geared towards children 6 and younger.
    6 PM Dinner - including latkes
    7:00 PM Intergenerational Hanuka/ Shabbat Service
    Menorah and Shabbat Candle lighting
    We'll turn the Sunwheel in recognition of the Winter Solstice
    Birthday and Anniversary Blessings for those occuring in the winter months
    Board and Oneg Host Robin Frisch
    Bring your nenorahs
    RSVP to events@temv.org if you plan on coming to the dinner and what you will bring.

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  • Religious School - Family Education Program - offsite

    December 17, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

    Family Education Program - we'll meet at Peace Island Institute in Revere.

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  • Gentle Yoga

    December 18, 2017 @ 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

    December 19, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Mah Jong

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Chanukah and More This Week at TEMV

HanukiotOur TEMV family will celebrate two Chanukah events this week: an Intergenerational Shabbat Chanukah service, including turning of our Sunwheel and blessings for all those who celebrate winter birthdays and anniversaries, and a Chanukah celebration with our Muslim friends. Please join us!

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URJ Biennial, Women of the Wall, and Looking Forward to Chanukah

URJ Biennial 2017This week’s theme is TEMV and the wider community: the URJ Biennial; a talk by the executive director of Women of the Wall that we are co-sponsoring with our neighboring congregation in Chelmsford; and (looking ahead) a Chanukah celebration with our Muslim friends. Read on for details!

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It’s #GivingTuesday: Give to TEMV Today!

#givingtuesdayToday is #GivingTuesday, a global day of giving that harnesses the collective power of individuals, communities, and organizations to encourage philanthropy and to celebrate generosity worldwide. We hope you will consider giving to TEMV as part of this celebration!
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Social Action Shabbat and More This Week at TEMV

Cheryl Hamilton
Cheryl Hamilton

Please join us for our annual Social Action Shabbat this Friday! Our featured speaker is Cheryl Hamilton of the International Institute of New England, an expert on refugee resettlement and immigrant integration. Guests welcome! There’s lots more happening this week, too, so read on!

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Please Give to TEMV on #GivingTuesday

#givingtuesdayThis Tuesday, November 28, is #GivingTuesday, a global day of giving that harnesses the collective power of individuals, communities, and organizations to encourage philanthropy and to celebrate generosity worldwide. We hope you will consider giving to TEMV as part of this celebration!
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Lay-led Shabbat Services and More This Week at TEMV

Shabbat CandlesPlease join us for lay-led Shabbat services this Friday and mark your calendars for the many events in the weeks ahead!

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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