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There’s a Saturday morning service this week in addition to our usual one on Friday night–and a Pajama Havdalah (with pizza!) on Saturday night. All are welcome!

TEMV Quarterly Bulletin

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Erev Shabbat Services

Friday, ​January ​27

​​6pm: Pre-service Oneg​

6:30pm: Shabbat Service 

Parashat Vaera

Following the service, those who wish may go out to dinner at a local restaurant.

​Shabbat Morning Service

Saturday, January 28, 10:30am​

Parashat Vaera

​Shabbat Rosh Chodesh morning service and ​Torah ​Study.

Pajama Havdala​h

Saturday, January 28, 4:45pm

For the entire TEMV community: An hour-long Pajama Havdalah followed by pizza dinner. We will learn about Havdalah, the Saturday evening ritual that allows us to say goodbye to Shabbat. Please come in your pjs for a craft, a story, some singing and the beautiful Havdalah ceremony.

RSVP for pizza dinner to pizza@temv.org ​or contact Sue Cornelliussen.

Volunteer to Host an Oneg

Visit the signup page to choose your date or email oneg@temv.org 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.

Rabbi Sparr Office Hours

Rabbi Sparr is available by phone or e-mail if needed.

Religious School

Sunday, January 29, 10am to noon

All are invited to​ ​attend and participate​.


Monthly Teen Meetups

First Sunday of the month, ​following Religious School​. ​Geared to grades six and above—but please always feel free to bring younger siblings.


Sunday, February 5​, 1 – 3pm

​Wamesit Lanes
434 Main Street ​ (Route 38) ​ Tewksbury​

Lunch, bowling and arcade.


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;  RSVP required by Sunday at 12 noon

Attendance at this class has been low recently. If you wish to attend yoga on Monday morning, please contact Cornelia at yogainfo@temv.org 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 yogainfo@temv.org 

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 mahjong@temv.org to tell us whether you are coming. Join the Mah Jong email list to keep updated about cancellations by emailing  mahjongg-join@temv.org.

Do you have something to add to this email blast or to the temple’s bulletin? Send it to phebe@temv.org.

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