Ice CreamTONIGHT: The holiday of Shavuot begins! We will celebrate the holiday as a community this coming Friday evening, beginning with an ice cream social. For more about the festival, visit “Shavuot Customs and Rituals” at

Shabbat and Shavuot Services Including Yizkor and Board Installation

Friday​, June 2, 6:00 p.m. pre-neg; ice cream social in honor of Shavuot

Parashat Nasso

Board host: Phebe Rand
​Oneg host: Phebe Rand, Frisch Family

As the Omer concludes, we celebrate the holiday of Shavuot. This pilgrimage festival celebrates our receiving of the Torah at Sinai. It occurs at the conclusion of the counting of the omer, the seven “weeks” (“shavuot” in Hebrew) between the exodus from slavery and the revelation at Sinai. It is traditional to light a yahrzeit candle for our loved ones at Shavuot (and each of the pilgrimage holidays), to study Torah late into the night, and to eat sweet dairy products like cheesecake and blintzes.

We will also honor and welcome those serving on the TEMV Board in the coming year and thank those who are stepping down.

A brief Yizkor service will be included that we may remember ALL of our loved ones. ​We will also specifically recall those whose yahrzeiten fall at this time of year​.

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.

Bulletin Items Wanted

Sharon Logvin has kindly agreed to edit our next Bulletin. Please send any articles or notices that you would like in the Bulletin to by this Wednesday, May 31. ​

Social Action Committee Meeting

Sunday, June 4, 10 a.m.

All are welcome.

Members Needed for TEMV Security Committee

Welcoming members and guests is an important aspect of the culture at TEMV. We want to continue to give everyone a warm welcome, and yet it is very important to do so in a manner that keeps everyone in the building and parking lot safe and secure. We also need to create a TEMV Security Manual that is a resource for all types of emergencies, including weather and medical emergencies, building malfunctions, and of course, security situations such as threatening phone calls or suspicious people, vehicles, objects, etc. Please consider being a member of this committee. No formal training or background is needed–just a dedication to keeping our congregation safe and sound. Please contact Robin Frisch if you are interested.

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.


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, 8:30 a.m.;  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, 6:30 p.m.

Please bring a mat. $7 for the teacher and a $3 donation to the temple.

For more information email 

Mah Jong

Tuesdays, 6 p.m. and Thursdays, 1 p.m.

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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