Wine and Juice for KiddushThis week, we have Shabbat Services on Friday and a year-end celebration for the Religious School on Sunday–plus information about the upcoming turning of our Sun Wheel and a Visioning Meeting about the future of our community. Details below!

Shabbat Services

Friday​, May 12, 7:30 p.m.

Parashat Emor

​Oneg Hosts: Whoever volunteers first, otherwise, it’s potluck oneg.

Volunteer to Host an Oneg

Visit the signup page to choose your date or email 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.

Religious School

Sunday, May 14, 10:00 a.m.

Last day of school for the season, featuring:

  • Garden planting and grounds clean-up
  • Year-end assembly and honoring teachers
  • Observance of L’ag B’omer, the “students’ holiday” including outdoor games
  • Picnic lunch

All parents and siblings are invited to join us for the day — details in the Hadashot​.

Board Meeting

Thursday, May 11, 7:00 p.m.

All welcome.

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 ends April 30th.

Mail your pledges to TEMV, 101 W. Forest St., Lowell, MA, 01851, Attn: Treasurer, or use our Donation Page to give online. ​

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 ( ​


Lunch Assembly

Sunday, May 21, 10 a.m.

The next and last lunch assembly for this year. We will need:

  • Lots of granola bars
  • Bottles of water
  • We can always use PB and jelly.

Please let Frank know of your donations and leave anytime in the kitchen.

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!

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 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

Join the Mah Jong email list to keep updated about cancellations by emailing

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

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