SunwheelThere’s lots going on this week, including Tot Shabbat, a pizza dinner, and Shabbat with our sunwheel—and coming up next week, lunch and bowling!

Tot Shabbat, Pizza Dinner, and Regular Shabbat Services

Friday, December 16

6pm Tot Shabbat

Engaging and fun service of songs, stories, and movement for families with young children (birth to age seven, though of course older kids are welcome, too). This month our service will focus
on Hanukkah.

6:30pm Pizza dinner

Please RSVP  to

7:30pm Shabbat Service

Parashat Vayishlach

We will be spinning the sunwheel in honor of approaching Winter Solstice, and offering blessing for all those who celebrate birthdays or anniversaries during the Winter season.

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 18, 10am – noon

Last meeting for 2016!

Education Committee Meeting

Sunday, December 18, 11am

All are welcome! You don’t need to have a student in the religious school to share your ideas and energy!

Board Meeting

Thursday, December 15, 7pm

Board Meetings are open to the entire TEMV membership.

Lunch and Bowling

Monday, December 19, 12 noon

Wamesit Lanes: “Wamesit Lanes features contemporary, upscale, American cuisine in its restaurant and lounge area at The Firewater Tavern.”
434 Main Street
Tewksbury, MA

Click for map.

RSVP: so we know to expect you—or just show up. They have ten-pin and candlepin bowling. If there’s enough interest we’ll bowl after lunch.

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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