Orange DoorsPlease join us for lay-led services this week! We’re also gearing up for the Yard Sale Gala, our biggest fundraiser of the year, and taking part in Macy’s Shop for a Cause Charity Challenge! Find out how you can help!

Summer Shabbat Services

Friday, July 21, 7:00 p.m.
Parashat Matot-Masei

Lay leader: Jim Zawisza
Pot luck oneg

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

  • 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

Yard Sale Gala

Sunday, August 6th, 8 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Kids’ Activities, Food and Beverages!

Bring your donations for the Yard Sale to 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 the temple. 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.

Macy’s Fundraiser

We are raising funds for TEMV as part of the Macy’s Shop for a Cause Charity Challenge! Since 2006, Macy’s Shop For A Cause event has partnered with schools and non-profit organizations nationwide to raise more than $47 million for their ongoing charitable efforts. This year, they are offering $300,000 in prize money for local charities and not-for-profits across the country.

This week, they are offering a special bonus, where every organization that raises at least $500 online this week will get entered to win $500. Can we do it?

TEMV has a critical need to raise funds to stay vibrant and growing! Please donate to TEMV through this link to have your contribution count.

The Shop for a Cause campaign will run through Wednesday, August 9th.

As a thank you, everyone who donates $5 or more will receive an exclusive savings pass to shop at Macy’s during the annual Shop for a Cause event, August 10th – August 13th. Every donation large and small is important to our temple!

​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

Lay Leaders Needed

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

Shop Amazon

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.

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

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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