Rabbi Robin SparrPlease join us this week for a special Shabbat Shira Musical Service on Friday and an important Community Meeting on Sunday.

Shabbat Shira Musical Service

Friday, January 26, 7:30 p.m.

An extra-musical service, plus Torah reading of the Song of the Sea.

Oneg hosts: Vivian Burton and Karen Lipshires

Community Meeting

Sunday, January 28, 1:00 p.m.

Please join us for this important meeting to discuss the sale of our building and transition into a new space for our community, per the e-mail and letter sent by the Board.

Rabbi Sparr Office Hours

Rabbi Sparr will have office hours Thursday, Friday, and Sunday this week, by appointment. She can always be reached at rabbi@temv.org, or during business hours at 508-736-5555. In an emergency or urgent need, do phone at any hour.

Religious School

Sunday, January 28

In Session

Lunch Bag Thanks

Thank you all for your contributions of food and your time at the lunch assembly yesterday. We made 235 lunches for the Lowell Transitional Living Center. We also sent a box of scarves and hats which Temple members made.

The work was completed by many people of many ages. Thank you again and look for the next lunch assembly in early March.

—Frank Baskin

Aleph Isn’t Tough

Join us for an eight-week series in basic Hebrew reading. We will together master decoding the Hebrew alphabet, sight recognition of key words and phrases, and cursive writing. Most importantly, we’ll learn the secret rules you may have missed in childhood religious school classes.

This class is intended for both brand-new Hebrew readers as well as more experienced readers who feel their skills need some sprucing up. If you are considering conversion or adult bar/bat mitzvah, this course is essential. Classes will meet on Sunday afternoons at 2:00 p.m. (can be made a bit later if there is a strong preference from students).

New students are still welcome to join if you do so by February 4 and let the rabbi know a few days before that so she can help you catch up.

Class dates:

  • January 21
  • February 4 (moved from January 28)
  • February 11
  • March 4 and 18
  • April 8 and 29
  • May 6

Please email rabbi@temv.org to confirm your seat in the class. There is no cost to attend, though an $80 donation to TEMV is requested. You also must acquire the text Aleph Isn’t Tough: An Introduction to Hebrew for Adults, by Linda Motzkin, before the first class. Find it on Amazon.

Lay Leaders Needed

We are looking for lay leaders for Shabbat services on February 16th. Please contact Karen if you are able to do so.


TEMV Teen and Family Events

Opportunities for our older kids to get together! Please mark your calendar for:

Ice Skating

Sunday, February 11, 1:30 to 3 p.m.

Chelmsford Forum, Chelmsford

Winter Clothing Collection

There is a box in the TEMV lobby for winter clothing, including coats, gloves/mittens, hats, and scarves. Toiletries and non-perishable food are always welcome, too.

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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.



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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