Wine and Juice for KiddushPlease join us for Shabbat services this Friday! Mark your calendars, too, for an upcoming adult ed Hebrew Class taught by Rabbi Sparr!

Lay-led Shabbat Services

Friday, January 12

  • 6:00 p.m. Pre-neg
  • 6:30 p.m. Erev Shabbat Services

Lay leader: Sheldon Bishov
Oneg host: Michelle Vlamis

Rabbi Sparr Office Hours

Rabbi Sparr will not have office hours this week, but will be available extensively the following week, on Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday (Jan 18-21) by appointment. She can always be reached at, or during business hours at 508-736-5555. In an emergency or urgent need, do phone at any hour.

Religious School

Sunday, January 14

No school—Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day weekend.

Board Meeting

Thursday, January 18, 7:00 p.m.

All welcome.

Aleph Isn’t Tough

Join us for an eight-week series in basic Hebrew reading. We will together master decoding the Hebrew alphabet, sight recognition of key words and phrases, and cursive writing. Most importantly, we’ll learn the secret rules you may have missed in childhood religious school classes.

This class is intended for both brand-new Hebrew readers as well as more experienced readers who feel their skills need some sprucing up. If you are considering conversion or adult bar/bat mitzvah, this course is essential. Classes will meet on Sunday afternoons at 2:00 p.m. (can be made a bit later if there is a strong preference from students). Class dates:

  • January 21 and 28
  • February 11
  • March 4 and 18
  • April 8 and 29
  • May 6

Please email to confirm your seat in the class. There is no cost to attend, though an $80 donation to TEMV is requested. You also must acquire the text Aleph Isn’t Tough: An Introduction to Hebrew for Adults, by Linda Motzkin, before the first class. Find it on Amazon.

Lay Leaders Needed

We are looking for lay leaders for Shabbat services on February 16th. Please contact Karen if you are able to do so.


Board Meeting

Thursday, January 18, 7:00 p.m.

All welcome.

Pajama Havdalla

January 20, 4:45 p.m.

Join us for an all-ages, one-hour-long, Saturday afternoon/evening program to mark the close of Shabbat.

This program is geared toward families with younger children, but all are welcome!

We will learn about Havdallah, the beautiful ceremony for ending Shabbat, create a ritual object to bring home for future Havdallah celebrations, hear a story, sing some songs, and enjoy a short (10 minute) Havdallah service together. Everyone (adults included!) is invited to come in their PJs (the rabbi will be in hers!). Please RSVP to

Lunch Assembly

Sunday, January 21, 9:30 a.m.

Our greatest need is for boxes of granola bars and bottled water–please bring them in whenever you are at TEMV. On the weekend of the lunch assembly please bring sliced whole wheat bread and fruit (apples or oranges). Lunches will go to the Lowell Transitional Living Center.

Social Action Committee Meeting

After Lunch Bag Assembly.

TEMV Teen and Family Events

Opportunities for our older kids to get together! Please mark your calendar for:

Ice Skating

Sunday, February 11, 1:30 to 3 p.m.

Chelmsford Forum, Chelmsford

Winter Clothing Collection

There is a box in the TEMV lobby for winter clothing, including coats, gloves/mittens, hats, and scarves. Toiletries and non-perishable food are always welcome, too.

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Volunteer to Host an Oneg

Visit the signup page to choose your date or email 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.

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