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High Holy Days and Other Holidays

High Holy Days

TEMV maintains its long-standing tradition of open and free seating during the High Holy Days. Every year, we open our doors to anyone who wants to attend, selling no tickets, with no reserved seating. We’ve done this for the entire time the temple has been in existence. It is part of who we are.

We welcome all who wish to explore Jewish practice—our membership includes both Jewish and Jewish/interfaith families, families of multiple ethnicities and geographic backgrounds, and LGBTQ+ families and individuals.

Please see our service schedule for the High Holy Days this year. We hope you will join us!

Of particular note are our afternoon “family” services on Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. These brief, engaging services will include the liturgical highlights for each holy day, as well as songs, a story, shofar calls, and (on Rosh Hashanah) honey sticks! All are welcome — this is a wonderful opportunity for adults and children to worship together, as well as for those who may have other school or work obligations in the morning, are looking for a taste of TEMV, or would simply enjoy a shorter service. Invite your friends, neighbors, and relatives! We will also be offering concurrent children’s activities and babysitting (but not a children’s service) during our morning services on both days.

We use the Central Conference of American Rabbi’s new Mishkan HaNefesh (“Sanctuary of the Soul”) as our machzor (High Holiday prayer book).

Other Holidays

We celebrate other holidays in a variety of ways, including a second-night pot-luck Passover seder, a Tu B’Sh’vat seder, a Torah unrolling for Simchat Torah, and a rollicking Purim service. Check the calendar to see what’s coming up!

This Week

  • TEMV space in use for Intro to Judaism class

    September 24, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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Shabbat Services This Friday — and Our High Holy Day Schedule

Please join us for Shabbat services with Rabbi Sparr on Friday! Also, our High Holy Day schedule is now online!

Shabbat Candles

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Join Us for the 5780/2019 High Holy Days at TEMV

Temple Emanuel of the Merrimack Valley invites everyone to our High Holy Day Services! We do not charge for seats (we rely on voluntary donations from attendees), and do not require tickets or reservations—just come to celebrate and pray with us. We welcome all who wish to explore Jewish practice–our community includes both Jewish and Jewish/interfaith families, families of multiple ethnicities and geographic origins, and LGBTQ+ families and individuals.

Pomegranate and honey

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Shabbat Services, Introduction to Judaism Course, and More

Please join us for Shabbat services with Rabbi Sparr on Friday! It’s also not too late to sign up for the Introduction to Judaism course that starts this Tuesday!

Challah
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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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