Flowering TreeThere’s a lot happening this week, including a bat mitzvah, Family Shabbat Services, Lunch Bag Assembly, our Visioning Meeting, and planting our wildlife garden! We hope to see you at some or all of these events!

Family Shabbat Services

Friday​, May 19, 6:15 p.m.
followed by a pizza/potluck Shabbat dinner at 7:15 p.m.

Parashat Behar-Bechukotai

Please RSVP to pizza@temv.org so that we know how much pizza to order–and to volunteer to bring salad, drinks, or dessert.

Volunteer to Host an Oneg

Visit the signup page to choose your date or email oneg@temv.org with your preferred dates. ​We ask all members to sign up to host twice. It’s one simple way to help the community!

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

Rabbi Sparr Office Hours

Rabbi Sparr will be available for office hours Thursday morning and by appointment. Kindly contact her to do so.

Madison Kirrane Bat Mitzvah

Saturday, May 20, 10:30 a.m.

All are welcome to join us for the service.

Religious School

Religious School has ended for the year.

Wildlife Garden Planting

S​unday, May 21, 9 a.m. – 10 a.m.

Please join us to help beautify our grounds. Bring small shovels if you have them, or just bring yourself. This wildlife garden is a project from the religious school and we are hoping children from the school and all others will come and help plant flowers that will attract butterflies and bees. We will be planting seedlings that the children planted on Tu B’Shevat. Please let Sue know if you can help.

Lunch Assembly

Sunday, May 21, 10 a.m.

All community members are encouraged to participate, especially since Religious School is no longer in session and we will not have as many families on site to help out.

For the lunch bag assembly leave in the kitchen at any time:

  • Granola bars (especially in need)
  • Bottled water
  • Jars of PB & J

Saturday or Sunday, bring:

  • Loaves of sliced whole wheat bread
  • Fruit (oranges or apples)

Let Frank know what you will bring and how much.

Lunch will be served to community members between the Lunch Bag Assembly and the Visioning Meeting.

Visioning Meeting

S​unday, May 21, 12:30 p.m.

Please join us for a visioning meeting to discuss the future of our community and how it relates to the budget and the building. We need all of your ideas and suggestions!

2016-17 and 2017-18 Pledges

Have you fulfilled your pledge for 2016-17? H​ave you sent in your 2017-18 pledge form? Our fiscal year ended April 30th.

Mail your pledges to TEMV, 101 W. Forest St., Lowell, MA, 01851, Attn: Treasurer, or use our Donation Page to give online. ​Please contact the treasurer, Phebe, with any questions.

Bulletin Editor Needed

We’re looking for a volunteer or volunteers to take over production of th​e quarterly​ bulletin. Contact Phebe, Michelle, or Dana if interested or if you have any questions about what is involved (publicity@temv.org). ​


Birthday and Anniversary Blessings

We want to celebrate you! On Friday, June 23rd, we will turn our Sun Wheel in honor of the summer solstice. During this service, those celebrating birthdays and anniversaries June through September will be invited to come up to the bimah for a joyous blessing. Birthday and anniversary blessings will be offered four times a year as we turn our Sun Wheel to welcome each season. Please write to Robin Frisch with your birthday and anniversary dates so we can extend a personal invitation when it is time for you to receive your special blessings.

Lowell Spinners Game

Sunday, June 25, 5:05 p.m.

$6 per ticket

Join TEMV friends and family for a baseball game at LaLecheur Park for a Lowell Spinners baseball game. Contact Phebe for tickets.


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. On holidays this class meets at 9 am.

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

Join the Mah Jong email list to keep updated about cancellations by emailing  mahjongg-join@temv.org.

​​​If you are interested in learning and / or playing the game but these times don’t work for you, ​email mahjong@temv.org and just maybe we can work something out.

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

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