Czech Torah 244Here’s what’s happening this week at TEMV, including our Simchat Torah Service!

Shabbat and Simchat Torah

Friday, October 28 at 7pm

Note the early start time!

Our service will include complete unrolling of the Torah scroll, hearing the last words of Deuteronomy and the first words of Genesis, and special blessings and recognition of our newest religious school students.

Religious School

Sunday, October 30, 10pm – 12:00pm

Religious School is in regular session. Please note the volunteer opportunity below!

Volunteer Opportunity

Sunday, October 30, 9:45am

The Sukkah will be taken down. Assistance is requested. Please come and help!

Coming Up Soon:

Ritual Committee Meeting

Wednesday, November 2 at 7pm

Please come join us as we plan for the upcoming season full of weekly Shabbat services, a service to welcome new members, and celebrate Hannukah. There are opportunities for year-long commitments and one time tasks that need to be done. If you can’t make the meeting, but would like to help, please contact Karen Lipshires.

New Member Service and Potluck

Friday, November 4th

Potluck dinner: 6pm; Service: 7pm

Parashat Noach

Welcome TEMV’s new members! This service features the 1st Parish Unitarian Universalist Chelmsford Church Bell Choir.

Potluck dinner for all before the service. RSVP with how many in your party and what dish you’ll bring.

Shabbat Morning Service

Saturday, November 5th , 10:30am

Includes a text study of Parashat Noah.

Celebrating Our Pets

Saturday, November 5th at 10:00am 

We will celebrate our dear pets on the Shabbat when we read the story of Noah and the Ark. Everyone is invited to bring their furry, scaly, or feathery family members to our lawn for a short ceremony featuring Shabbat songs and prayers and a special blessing honoring our beloved animal friends. Stuffed lovies are also welcome!

Volunteer to Host an Oneg

Visit our sign-up page to choose your date or email us with your preferred dates. Not sure what it involves? Read about Oneg/Board Host Responsibilities.


Food and Toiletry Collections

There are boxes in the lobby waiting to be filled with your generous donations. All donations go to local charities. Thank you!


Gentle yoga: Monday, 8:30am.
Yoga: Wednesday, 6:30pm. No Yoga on Wednesday, October 12.

Please bring a mat. $7 for the teacher and a $3 donation to the temple. For more information email

Mah Jong

Tuesdays 6pm and Thursdays 1pm

As long as at least three people commit to being there, we play. All levels of players, including beginners, are welcome. We love introducing and teaching the game to new players. Please email to tell us whether you are coming. Join the Mah Jong email to keep updated about cancellation by emailing

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