ShofarPlease join us as we welcome in the Days of Awe with Erev Rosh Hashanah, Rosh Hashanah, and Rosh Hashanah Sunrise services this week! No tickets or reservations are required; just come to celebrate and pray with us. Interfaith families welcome! There’s also a Shabbat Shuva service on Friday and apple picking Sunday.

Rosh Hashanah Schedule

Erev Rosh Hashanah

Wednesday, September 20, 8 p.m.

Rosh Hashanah Morning Service

Thursday, September 21

  • 10 a.m. Rosh Hashana Morning Service
    • Concurrent children’s service with award-winning singer/songwriter Rahel. Babysitting also available.
  • 2:30 p.m. Tashlich following Kiddush and clean up.
    • On the Esplanade at the UMass Lowell Boathouse (500 Pawtucket Blvd). Cross the Rourke Bridge; 0.4 miles on the right. Click for directions.

Rosh Hashanah Plum Island Sunrise Service

Friday, September 22, 6:20 a.m.

  • Meet at Plum Island at 6:20 a.m. (Sunrise – 6:30 a.m.) Contact Karen Lipshires — — if you plan to attend.

Full High Holy Days Schedule

Our full High Holy Day schedule is here.

Rabbi Sparr Office Hours

Rabbi Sparr will not be holding office hours this week. 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

Shabbat Shuva Services

Friday, September 22
7:30 p.m.
Parashat Ha’Azinu

Religious School

Sunday, September 24, ​10 am – 12 noon​

Our activity this Sunday is apple picking at Drew Farm — see below and meet us there!

Apple Picking

Sunday, September 24, 10 a.m. – noon
All TEMV community members and friends are invited to join the religious school staff and families at Drew Farm! Please see this post for details.

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 are reaching out, but if you’d like a specific honor, please sign up early with

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 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. Deadline is Friday morning, September 22.

​High Holiday Food Collection

Please return your bags with non-perishable food (and also leave new unfilled paper bags) for this annual collection of food for people and their pets. Leave the bags in the lobby.

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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.



There will be no yoga on Wednesday, September 20. See our Events page for details of regular times.

Mah Jong

This week, we will play Tuesday at 1 p.m., and not on Thursday. See our Events page for details of when we usually play and how to join in.

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