Please come with all your friends to our Open House this Sunday at 11 a.m.! Whether you’re new to our community or just wondering what’s in store for the year, it’s a great opportunity to chat with Rabbi Sparr, our board, and other community members. This Friday night, too, is our first rabbi-led service of the season. Read on for more about the coming weeks, including the High Holy Days.
Shabbat Services with Rabbi Sparr
Shabbat Service – 7 p.m.
Rabbi Sparr Office Hours
Rabbi Sparr is available for office hours Thursday and Friday by appointment. She can generally be reached by phone, 508-736-5555, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
First Day of Religious School
Sunday, September 10, 10 am – 12 noon
Fall Open House
Sunday, September 10
11 am – 1 pm
Invite your family and unaffiliated friends and neighbors to meet our rabbi, board, and community and have a nosh! A flier is attached–please print a few and post them in your local supermarkets, library, or any place with a public bulletin board.
Saturday, September 16, 8:00 p.m.
On the Saturday evening preceding the High Holy Days, Jews gather for Selichot, penitential prayers and poems, in preparation for the High Holy Days. But a service of Selichot (which means “forgiveness”) is much more than that. This unique service is a sort of “warm-up” for the Days of Awe, and includes an overview of some of the most important musical and liturgical motifs of Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur. It helps us to reflect upon the year just ending, and focus our intention for the year ahead. A central aspect is seeking forgiveness, not only from The Merciful One, but also from those we may have offended, and, importantly, from ourselves. Rabbi Sparr will lead a musical, thoughtful, interactive Selichot service and study program. Kindly rsvp to email@example.com to let us know if you plan to join us!
Full High Holy Days Schedule
Our full High Holy Day schedule is here.
High Holy Days: Step right up (to the bimah)!
Opportunities abound for individuals to light candles, open the ark, hold a Torah, chant a few lines of Torah, or lead a short prayer or reading. Board members will soon be reaching out, but if you’d like a specific honor, please sign up early with firstname.lastname@example.org.
Scroll of Remembrance
TEMV is continuing the Yom Kippur tradition of honoring our loved ones with a Scroll of Remembrance, giving us the opportunity to be more reflective during the High Holy Days as it reminds us of our connections to loved ones. Contact email@example.com or (978) 256-2855 with the names and the exact wording of how you want them remembered. The default wording is:
Name of loved one
Remembered by The XXX Family
The suggested donation is $5 per name. If this causes a hardship for you, please give what you feel you can.
High Holiday Food Collection
Please bring in paper shopping bags that we will use for this annual collection of food for people and their pets. Leave the unfilled bags in the lobby.
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Volunteer to Host an Oneg
Visit the signup page to choose your date or email firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
There will be no yoga August 16 to September 15, nor on Wednesday, September 20. See our Events page for details of regular times.
See our Events page for details of when we play and how to join in.
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