KugelOur annual New Member Shabbat Service and Potluck Dinner is this week, with a special performance from the Bell Choir of the First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church. Come help us welcome our new members! There’s also a Lunch Bag Assembly on Sunday to help the Lowell Transitional Living Center.

New Member Shabbat Services with Bell Choir

Friday, November 17
6:00 p.m. potluck dinner
7:00 p.m. service

Parashat Toldot

We welcome our new members with the Bell Choir from the First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church! RSVP to events@temv.org with how many are coming and what food you are bringing to share.

Oneg Host: Vivian Burton and Membership Committee
Board Host: Michelle Vlamis

Rabbi Sparr Office Hours

Rabbi Sparr is available for office hours by appointment this week. Kindly e-mail or call her to arrange one.

Religious School

Sunday, November 19

In session.

Lunch Bag Assembly

Sunday, November 19, 9:30 a.m.

Religious school students will participate until 10:30; others are welcome to stay later. All are encouraged to help make lunches for the Lowell Transitional Living Center. Please leave the following in the Temple kitchen at any time:

  • Assembling lunch bags for the Lowell Transitional Living Center
    Assembling lunch bags for the Lowell Transitional Living Center

    Boxes of granola bars

  • Bottled water
  • Jars of peanut butter and jelly
  • Protective gloves

On the 19th, please also bring in:

  • Loaves of whole wheat bread
  • Bags of oranges and/or apples

Any questions, contact Frank.

Fall Spruce Up

Sunday, November 19, 11 a.m. (after lunch bag assembly)

Please help us rake and clean up the garden beds! Many hands make light work–even 10 minutes would help a lot! Bring rakes and cutting tools if you have them.

Bulletin Deadline

The deadline for the next bulletin is November 13. Submit your articles now!

Adult Education

It’s time to register for upcoming adult education offerings for TEMV, including Mussar practice and Hebrew reading. Rabbi Sparr is also interested in preparing a cohort for adult bar/bat mitzvah next year (spring of 2019). Please visit the Adult Ed page for details and to indicate your interest.



Saturday, December 2, 6:30 p.m.

Join your TEMV friends at the Mandarin Asian Bistro for a TEMV FUNdraiser! Eat a delicious dinner with friends while helping to raise money for our temple! The restaurant will donate 15% of our bill that evening to TEMV. They serve Chinese food as well as sushi, and are located at 24 Market Street in Lowell.
Please RSVP to Robin Frisch by Tuesday, November 28th, as the restaurant needs an exact headcount.

Limmud Boston

Sunday, December 3, 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Temple Reyim / Mayyim Hayyim Campus, 1860 Washington St, Newton, MA
“A Jewish learningfest of culture and identity. From storytelling, music and meditation to Torah and Talmud, LimmudBoston offers inspiration and education – engaging beginners and scholars alike.” Learn more and register.

Union for Reform Judaism Biennial

December 6 to 10
Hynes Convention Center, Boston
The Shabbat Service on Friday, December 8 at the Biennial is free and open to all. There will be no Shabbat service at TEMV that night. We’ll arrange carpools from TEMV. Please e-mail events@temv.org if you are interested. Learn more and register.

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Volunteer to Host an Oneg

Visit the signup page to choose your date or email oneg@temv.org with your preferred dates. ​We ask all members to sign up to host twice. It’s one simple way to help the community!

The complete Service schedule for the year is here, along with our full calendar of events.



See our Events page for details of regular times.

Mah Jong

See our Events page for details of when we usually play and how to join in.

Do you have something to add to our News page or the temple’s bulletin? Send it to publicity@temv.org.

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