This Friday is a busy one at TEMV, with our Simchat Torah celebration and an intergenerational service including the Consecration of New Students​ and Yizkor. And Sunday is our annual Celebrating Our Pets event, preceding the Shabbat when we read the story of Noah and the Ark. Please join us!

Simchat Torah

Simchat Torah; Intergenerational Service including Consecration of New Students​ and Yizkor

Friday, October 13

Parashat Bereshit

6:00 p.m. Potluck Dinner

Please RSVP to with what you are bringing and how many are coming.

7:00 p.m. Shabbat/Simchat Torah service
B​oard Host: Phebe Rand
We’re looking for an oneg host to help with setup, cleanup, and a small oneg. E-mail if you would like to do this.

Thank you to everyone who contributed to the Scroll of Remembrance. It is still in the temple lobby, so you may reflect on it before Friday’s Yizkor service.

If it slipped your mind, you may still send in High Holy Day donations.

Rabbi Sparr Office Hours

Rabbi Sparr will be holding office hours on Friday afternoon 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

Religious School

Sunday, October 15

In session.

Rabbi Robin and EliCelebrating Our Pets

Sunday, October 15, 10:00 a.m.

Join us on for a celebration of our beloved pets, preceding the Shabbat when we read the story of Noah and the Ark.

All adults and children in the TEMV community are invited to bring their furry, scaly, or feathery family members to our lawn for a short ceremony featuring songs and special blessings honoring our beloved animal friends. We’ll even offer prayers for our pets who are not well, or who have crossed the rainbow bridge. Stuffed lovies are also welcome!

Religious school will continue immediately after. (Parents will then be welcome to bring pets home if they wish.)

Sukkah Disassembly

Sunday, October 15, 9:00 a.m.

Volunteers (four to six people) are needed to disassemble and store the Sukkah under the stairs. It should take only 30 to 45 minutes. All helpers welcome!


Sunday, October 22, 9 a.m. until the loaves are done (~6 hours)

Please join us for a day of challah baking at TEMV! Whether you’ve never made a loaf before, do so weekly, or just want to try a new braid, we’ll have a great time baking together. While the loaves are rising, we’ll shelve books in the library, have lunch, or go do errands. Please see further details here and RSVP to Dana by October 18. If you can only come later, that’s fine. Let us know and we’ll get some dough started early for you!

Highlands Neighborhood Association Meeting

Monday, October 16 at 7:00 p.m.

While this is not a TEMV event, we are pleased to let the HNA use our space. Agenda:

  • Police Department Update
  • Shaun Shanahan, City of Lowell Building Commissioner — bring your concerns and issues with regarding the violations or questions you might have concerning what is happening in the neighborhood.
  • FYI: On Thursday, October 26th, the HNA will hold a Meet and Greet Candidate Forum at 6:30 p.m. at TEMV.

​High Holy Day 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.



See our Events page for details of regular times.

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