ChallahAs winter is officially upon us, here’s how to keep warm with the community at TEMV!

This Week: Erev Shabbat Services

Friday, December 23

6pm Early oneg before the service
6:30pm Short service
Parashat Vayeishev

Stephanie Karakantas will lead the service this evening – note the early start time.

Looking Ahead: Hanukkah

Friday, December 30, 6:30pm

Erev Shabbat Services / Hanukkah
6:30pm candle lighting and dinner followed by the service

Bring a menorah
Parashat Miketz
RSVP for dinner to

Rabbi Sparr Office Hours

Rabbi Sparr will be out of the office until the beginning of the (secular) year, but is available by phone or email this week and happy to schedule a meeting on or after January 5. Feel free to e-mail her.

Religious School

No Religious School during the winter break.

Year-End Reminder

Send your 2016 TEMV pledges and donations to the Treasurer before the end of the month so you can claim them on your 2016 tax return.

Adult Education

Check out our potential Adult Ed offerings and submit your preferences. Rabbi Sparr will offer classes based on our responses.

Volunteer to Host an Oneg

Visit the signup page to choose your date or email with your preferred dates.

If all members sign up to host then no one will have to host more than twice. It’s one simple way to help.

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

TEMV Snow Ball

Saturday, January 14, 8 pm – 11 pm

The Bar Chords are returning for another dance. Music of the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s. Everyone had a great time last year so we are doing it again.

Tickets $25 in advance, $30 at the door.

Email or call 978 256-2855 to RSVP or to volunteer to help with food, decorations, set up, clean up etc.


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!

Winter Clothing Collection

There is a box in the lobby for winter clothing. Please donate winter clothing including:

  • Coats
  • Gloves
  • Hats
  • Scarves


Gentle yoga: Monday, 8:30am

Attendance at this class has been low recently. If you wish to attend yoga on Monday morning, please contact Cornelia at preferably by Sunday afternoon. If at least three people say they are coming she will let you know. Please leave your phone number—preferably a cell phone number—in your email.

Yoga: Wednesday, 6:30pm

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 list to keep updated about cancellations by emailing

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