Don't forget our Winter Coat Drive!
Don’t forget our Winter Coat Drive!

This week is our annual Social Action Shabbat/Human Rights Shabbat, at a special early time. Please join us for that and for many of the other social action and purely social activities going on at TEMV!

Social Action Shabbat Service/Human Rights Shabbat

Friday, December 9, 7pm (Note early start time)

Parashat Vayeitzei

In honor of Human Rights Shabbat, we are pleased to welcome Jayde Campbell, Executive Director of the Lowell Transitional Living Center and an individual with lived experience who will present on the topic of homelessness. They will discuss what life is like as a homeless person, what services are available, and what is missing. They will also give us some ideas about what we as a congregation and as individuals can do to help.

The presentation will follow a brief Kabbalat Shabbat service.

The current toiletries collection will be donated to the Lowell Transitional Living Center.

Rabbi Sparr Office Hours

Rabbi Sparr is available for office hours on Thursday morning and Friday late afternoon, by appointment. Kindly contact her to schedule a time.

Religious School

Sunday, December 11, 10am – noon

Special Family Education

This week’s programming will include some family education components, including adults-only discussion about the convergence of December holidays, some adult and child together programming, and kids-only learning. An adult from each family is strongly encouraged to attend the entire morning. More details in the Hadashot to follow.

Board Meeting

Thursday, December 15,  7pm

Board Meetings are open to the entire TEMV membership.

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, 6 pm 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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