ShofarPlease join us this week for Kol Nidre on Friday and our various Yom Kippur services on Saturday! No tickets or reservations are required; just come to celebrate and pray with us. All are welcome. (Plus: Come help build our Sukkah on Sunday!)

Yom Kippur Schedule

Kol Nidre

Friday, September 29, 8 p.m.

  • Kol Nidre service, featuring cello accompaniment by Cameron Sawzin.

Yom Kippur

Saturday, September 30

  • 10 a.m. Yom Kippur Morning Service and Torah Reading
    • Concurrent children’s service with award-winning singer/songwriter Rahel. Babysitting also available.
    • Text study with Rabbi Em after morning service.
    • Quiet time on own for meditation and prayer, with the Western Wall
  • 2:30 p.m. Service of Healing and Hope
  • 3:45 p.m. Mincha with Torah Service
  • 5:00 p.m. Yizkor Service of Memory and Reflection
  • 6:15 p.m. Neilah – Closing Service
  • 7:00 p.m. Havdalah and Potluck Break-the-Fast.
    • Please bring food that does not need cooking or heating.

High Holy Days: Step right up (to the bimah)!

Opportunities abound for individuals to light candles, open the ark, hold a Torah, or lead a short prayer or reading. Michelle Vlamis is reaching out, but if you’d like a specific honor, please sign up early with president@temv.org.

Rabbi Sparr Office Hours

Rabbi Sparr will be holding office hours on Wednesday 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 rabbi@temv.org.

Religious School

Sunday, October 1, ​10 am – 12 noon​

In session.

Sukkot

October 1

  • 9 a.m.: ALL community members are invited to assist with erecting the Sukkah.
  • 10 a.m.: Religious School begins, and will feature crafts, music, and planting in honor of Sukkot.
  • 12 noon: Religious school families and community invited for a brown bag lunch in the Sukkah (Sukkot officially begins on Wednesday evening, October 4th.)

October 5

  • 5 p.m.: Those attending the Board or Ritual meetings (see below) and anyone else who wants to join us are welcome to a potluck/BYO dinner in the Sukkah, including an opportunity to perform the mitzvot of Sukkot by waving the lulav and etrog. (Sukkot service will occur on Friday evening, October 6.)

 

Board and Ritual Meetings

October 5

  • 6 p.m.: Ritual Committee Meeting
  • 7 p.m: Board Meeting

Help Advance Criminal Justice Reform

The Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC), in partnership with the Greater Boston Interfaith Organization (GBIO) and with many Massachusetts Reform rabbis, is asking people in Massachusetts to take action now on criminal justice reform. Rabbi Sparr has signed their letter urging our state political leadership to strengthen pending criminal justice legislation. Now it’s our turn. Learn more.

​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 oneg@temv.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.

Ongoing

TEMV Yoga

See our Events page for details of regular times.

Mah Jong

See our Events page for details of when we usually play and how to join in.

Do you have something to add to our News page or the temple’s bulletin? Send it to publicity@temv.org.

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