Shabbat CandlesPlease join us for lay-led Shabbat services this Friday and mark your calendars for the many events in the weeks ahead!

Lay-led Shabbat Services

Friday, November 24

6 p.m. Pre- service oneg
6:30 p.m. Shabbat Service

Parashat Vayetzi

Lay leader: Sheldon Bishov
Oneg Host: Seeking volunteers; otherwise, it will be potluck oneg.

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 26

No school – Thanksgiving weekend.

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.


Ritual Committee Meeting

November 30, 7 p.m.
All welcome!

Social Action Shabbat

Friday, December 1, 7:00 p.m.

Our featured speaker will be Cheryl Hamilton, an expert on refugee resettlement and immigrant integration. Hamilton currently serves as Lowell site director and director of partner engagement at the International Institute of New England (IINE), a non-governmental, not-for-profit organization dedicated to addressing the needs and rights of refugees and immigrants.

Hamilton will explore why immigrants come to the United States, how they gain entry, and what happens after they arrive. She will also discuss services provided by IINE and what kind of actions we as individuals can take. She will be joined by a recent immigrant who will share their story as well.


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

Just one more week to RSVP! 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.

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.

Women of the Wall Speaker at Congregation Shalom

Monday, December 4, 7:00 p.m.

Congregation Shalom, 87 Richardson Rd., Chelmsford

Please join us for “A Conversation with Leslie Sachs, executive director of Women of the Wall.” Since 1988, Women of the Wall has fought for women’s right to pray collectively and aloud with Torah Scrolls, Tallitot and Tefillin at the Western Wall, Judaism’s most holy site. Through education, social advocacy and empowerment, Women of the Wall strives to change the status quo and works to expand civil rights, human rights and religious freedom in Israel.

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.



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