ChallahPlease join us for our Board Meeting on Thursday, lay-led services this Friday, and lots more in the weeks to come.

Shabbat Services

Friday​, June 9, 7:30 p.m.

Parshat Beha’alotcha. Lay leaders: Marylin Gallant and Linda Gilmore.

We are still seeking an oneg host. Please email if you would like to volunteer, otherwise, it will be 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 not be holding office hours this week. If you have an urgent need, please don’t hesitate to ring her anytime. She may also be reached by e-mail.

Board Meeting

Thursday, June 8, 7 p.m.

All are welcome to attend.

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.


Lowell Soup Kitchen

Sunday, June 18

We will be helping with the Lowell Soup Kitchen at the Salvation Army, 150 Appleton St., Lowell. Set up is at 3:30; dinner is served 4:30 – 5:30, followed by clean up. We are going to serve:

  • Chicken sandwich
  • Side salad
  • Pasta salad
  • Brownies

For people help we need volunteers to help donate the food, set up, serve and then clean up. Please contact Jill Barry (978-701-5223) if you are interested.


Sunday, June 18

TEMV is pleased to be hosting an interfaith evening of nourishment for the mind and body. Join us for an iftar, a Ramadan break-the-fast and learning, led by Asil Oztekin of the Peace Islands Institute. We anticipate guests from Peace Islands Institute and the Islamic Society of Greater Lowell, who will provide some of our repast. All are welcome, and encouraged to bring a pot-luck dish to share (please observe dietary restrictions by bringing only vegetarian dishes). The evening will begin at 7:30 with a study session, and dinner will be served at 8:20.

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, 5:35 p.m.—Note that this is a time change.

$6 per ticket.

Have you already purchased tickets? If so, please contact Phebe to let her know your seat numbers. Thank you!

Join TEMV friends and family for a baseball game at LaLecheur Park for a Lowell Spinners baseball game. Contact Phebe for tickets. Prior to the game, all kids are welcome to play catch on the field from 4:30-5:00!


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.

It’s hard to believe, but Cornelia has been teaching TEMV Yoga for nine years and has requested a well-deserved rate increase. The cost will now be $10 for the teacher and a $3 donation for 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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