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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 and our rabbi is very approachable and musical. We have an excellent religious school and offer a variety of adult education opportunities.

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.

This Week

  • Erev Shabbat

    April 26, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

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  • Pajama Havdala

    April 27, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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  • Religious School

    April 28, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

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Passover Reflections on Faith, Freedom, and Family

(This piece written by TEMV board member Dana Rudolph. All opinions are her own.) I’ve been celebrating the spring holidays with my interfaith family and reflecting that Passover and Easter this year come in the shadow of ongoing and spiteful religious exemption laws in a growing number of states and in the federal government. These laws, widely seen as targeting the LGBTQ community along with Jews and others, would allow people to cite their religious beliefs as a reason to discriminate. I have to remind myself, however, that we shouldn’t set religion and LGBTQ equality as necessarily opposing forces.

Passover and Easter treats

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Annual Community Potluck Passover Seder This Saturday

There are no Shabbat services this week because Friday is Erev Pesach—but please join us Saturday for our Annual Community Potluck Passover Seder! (RSVP to seder@temv.org required.)

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Lay-Led Shabbat Services This Week at TEMV

Please join us this week for lay-led Shabbat services! Mark your calendars, too, for our Annual Community Potluck Passover Seder on April 20!

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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

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