PizzaThis week we’re having a Family Shabbat Service on Friday, with pizza dinner afterwards! There are also Board and Social Action Committee meetings that all are welcome to attend, and lots of other ways to be involved with TEMV and the wider Jewish and faith communities in the weeks to come.

Family Shabbat Services

Friday, November 10
Parashat Chayei Sara
6:00 p.m. service
6:45 p.m. dinner

Please RSVP to so we know how much pizza to order. You are encouraged to bring a salad or other item to share.

Oneg Host: Sarah Conte
Board Host: Phebe Rand

Rabbi Sparr Office Hours

Rabbi Sparr is available for office hours by appointment this week. Kindly e-mail or call her to arrange one.

Religious School

Sunday, November 12

In session.

Board Meeting

Thursday, November 10, 7:00 p.m.

All welcome.

Social Action Committee Meeting

Sunday, November 12, noon

All welcome.

Adult Education

It’s time to register for upcoming adult education offerings for TEMV, including Mussar practice and Hebrew reading. Rabbi Sparr is also interested in preparing a cohort for adult bar/bat mitzvah next year (spring of 2019). Please visit the Adult Ed page for details and to indicate your interest.


Bulletin Deadline

The deadline for the next bulletin is November 13. It’s never too early to submit your articles!


Saturday, December 2, 6:30 p.m.

Join your TEMV friends at the Mandarin Asian Bistro for a TEMV FUNdraiser! Eat a delicious dinner with friends while helping to raise money for our temple! The restaurant will donate 15% of our bill that evening to TEMV. They serve Chinese food as well as sushi, and are located at 24 Market Street in Lowell.
Please RSVP to Robin Frisch by Tuesday, November 28th, as the restaurant needs an exact headcount.

New Member Service with Bell Choir

Friday, November 17

6:00 p.m. potluck dinner
7:00 p.m. service

Please save the date and help us welcome our new members! RSVP to with how many are coming and what food you are bringing to share.

Lunch Bag Assembly

Sunday, November 19, 9:30 a.m.

Religious school students will participate until 10:30; others are welcome to stay until noon.

All are encouraged to help make lunches for the Lowell Transitional Living Center. Please bring non-perishable food (granola bars, bottled water, peanut butter, and ​jelly) and leave it in advance in the Temple kitchen. Any questions, contact Frank.

Limmud Boston

Sunday, December 3, 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Temple Reyim / Mayyim Hayyim Campus, 1860 Washington St, Newton, MA
“A Jewish learningfest of culture and identity. From storytelling, music and meditation to Torah and Talmud, LimmudBoston offers inspiration and education – engaging beginners and scholars alike.” Learn more and register.

Union for Reform Judaism Biennial

December 6 to 10
Hynes Convention Center, Boston
The Shabbat Service on Friday, December 8 at the Biennial is free and open to all. There will be no Shabbat service at TEMV that night. We’ll arrange carpools from TEMV. Please e-mail if you are interested. Learn more and register.

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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.

Mah Jong

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

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