TreesPlease join us at our Tu B’Shevat Seder this Friday to celebrate the new year for the trees! (And come to the Ritual Committee meeting Thursday if you’d like to help plan future services and celebrations.)

Shabbat Service and Tu B’Shevat Seder

Friday, February 2

  • Abridged Service: 7:00 p.m.
  • Tu B’Shevat Seder: 7:30 p.m.

We hope you will join us for our celebration of the trees! Please contact Zach Frisch if you can help set up the special platter for the seder and bring a challah. (Other supplies will be there.)


Ritual Committee Meeting

Thursday, February 1, 7 p.m.

Open to all members of the community.

Thank You

Thanks to all who participated in yesterday’s Community Meeting. We appreciate your thoughts, ideas, and questions as we navigate the transition into a new space for our community.

Rabbi Sparr Office Hours

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

Religious School

Sunday, February 4

Religious School families are invited to attend our annual Religious School Tu B’ Shevat Seder (in addition to the Community Seder on Friday night). If you can come and/or help with set up and clean up, please let Sue know.

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 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

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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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