HamantaschenPlease join us for our Kabbalat Shabbat Purim this week—a brief service followed by reading of the Megillah and text study. Come in costume!

Kabbalat Shabbat Purim

[Update: Because of the extreme weather conditions, services on March 2 have been cancelled. We will be holding our Purim service next Friday instead. Stay tuned to this site for details.]

Friday, March 2, 7:00 p.m.

Note early start time! Brief service followed by reading of the Megillah and text study. Come in costume!

Oneg host: Vivian Burton and Jane Maine

Rabbi Sparr Office Hours

Rabbi Sparr will have office hours this week by appointment only. 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, March 4

In session. Lunch assembly begins at 9:30. Purim Celebration and Megillah. (Come in costume!)


Be a Part of L’dor Vador: The TEMV Storytelling Project

Sunday, March 11, 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

As we enter a period of transition for TEMV and look ahead to the 70th anniversary of TEMV’s founding in two years, we would like to compile and share some of our community’s stories. We therefore invite you to participate in the L’dor Vador: The TEMV Storytelling Project.

On Sunday, March 11, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., please come to the TEMV sanctuary to record a short (ideally, under three-minute) video of your thoughts on what makes TEMV special to you. Please e-mail publicity@temv.org to RSVP and let us know what time you plan to arrive. We will have a camera set up; there’s nothing you need to bring. Parents: We welcome children’s participation, but you must be there to confirm that this is okay with you.

Alternatively, before March 30, record your own video via smartphone or other device, and send it to us via the free and simple wetransfer.com service. (Please do not send us video files via your usual e-mail service, as they are generally too big to handle easily via e-mail.)

You may also send written reflections before March 30 to publicity@temv.org as plain e-mail, a Microsoft Word document, Google Doc, or PDF. We may edit gently for typos.

We will compile all of the videos and all of the written reflections into items to share with our community. You will also have the option of allowing us to share your videos and/or writings on TEMV’s public website and social media channels so that the wider world in Lowell and beyond can learn more about the community we have created here at TEMV.

TEMV Teen and Family Event

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

An opportunity for our older children to get together!

Wamesit Lanes, Tewksbury

Soup Kitchen at Salvation Army

Sunday, March 18. Set up is at 3:30 p.m.; dinner is served 4:30 – 5:30 p.m., followed by clean up.

150 Appleton St., Lowell

We need volunteers to make chicken patty sandwiches and macaroni and cheese that can be heated up at the soup kitchen (frozen patties can be thawed on site), plus green salad. If you can make or buy any of these items (including condiments for the sandwiches), please contact Jill Barry. We need enough for about 85 people.

Oneg Host Needed

If you can provide the oneg for our 6:30 wine and cheese “pre-neg” on Friday, March 23, please contact oneg@temv.org.

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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.

Food and Toiletry Collection

There is a box in the TEMV lobby for non-perishable food and toiletry items, to be donated to the Lowell Transitional Living Center.

Do you have something to add to our News page or the temple’s bulletin? Send it to publicity@temv.org.

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