Front Bushes at TEMVThere are no Shabbat services this week, but there’s a board meeting, a movie outing, a virtual walk, and many other ways to get involved with our community!

Summer Shabbat Services

There will be no services this Friday.

Please note that summer services are lay led and potluck oneg. They will all start at 7 p.m.​

  • July 14: No services
  • July 21
  • Aug ​11
  • Aug 25

Rabbi Sparr Office Hours

Rabbi Sparr can generally be reached by phone, and welcomes your call during regular business hours. If you have an urgent need, please don’t hesitate to ring her anytime. She may also be reached by e-mail at

Board Meeting

Thursday, July 13, 7 p.m.

All welcome!

​TEMV Virtual Walk 3.0

It’s July, so that means it’s time again for the TEMV Summer Walk Challenge. This year we will be doing “Tour of New England” or “Tour de New England” for you bikers. This is a virtual walk for anybody any way you want to do it. Have fun, stay healthy, and be involved. Send Fay your miles at the end of each week. From TEMV we’re off to New Hampshire. Only 25 miles to Nashua. 1st. leg. If you are not already in, send your name to

Movie Outing

Carole King – Captured Live: There is only one showing, on Tuesday, July 11th, at 7:00 p.m. You are encouraged to buy advance tickets. Tickets are $16.00 each and Robin Frisch has an extra ticket if anyone needs one. We will meet in the lobby at 6:30 pm.

Let Robin Frisch know if you are planning to attend: or 630-915-5335. Please come and join in the fun!

Amazon Prime Day

TEMV is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Just start your Amazon shopping through this link to take part.

You can use that link anytime (or find it at the bottom of any page on our website). Additionally, starting at 9pm tonight, Amazon is offering 30 hours of shopping and special deals for its Prime members. If you’re not yet a Prime member, and wish to be, you can join here.


Yard Sale Gala

Sunday, August 6th, 8 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Kids’ Activities, Food and Beverages!

Donations for the Yard Sale are showing up at TEMV! Before August 6, go through your belongings and put those you don’t want or need in a box or bag to bring to TEMV. If you want the building open for delivery, email and we’ll make sure that it is. Remember, the more items you donate, the more TEMV can make, and we all know our temple needs the funds. If you have any questions, please send an email to

Please do not put your donations in the religious school — we’ll just have to move them upstairs.

We’ll be posting flyers at as many locations as possible, pricing items beginning July 24, and selling from 8:00​ ​am – 2​ ​pm on August 6; if you want to help with any of this, send an email to The more people get involved, the more fun we’ll all have while we make money for our temple.

Pizza​ TEMV Benefit

The Papa Gino’s fundraiser was a smash success. At least 18 people gathered for dinner and conversation at Papa Gino’s in Chelmsford Sunday evening. There were also an unknown number of online orders and deliveries. Thank you to everyone who came out in support of TEMV. We earned 20% of all qualifying orders.

Lay Leaders Needed

We are looking for lay leaders for August 11 and 25. Please contact Karen if interested.

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.



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. The cost is $10 for the teacher and a $3 donation for the temple. For more information email 

Mah Jong

No Mah Jong July 11; regular time is 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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