SunwheelThis Friday is Shabbat Hagadol, the Great Shabbat before Passover, along with the quarterly turning of our Sunwheel and celebration of spring birthdays and anniversaries. Please join us!

Shabbat Hagadol

Friday, March 23

6:00 p.m. Potluck pre-neg—please bring something to share
6:30 p.m. service, including turning of our Sunwheel and blessings for all those who celebrate spring birthdays and anniversaries

Board host: Robin Frisch

Rabbi Sparr Office Hours

Rabbi Sparr is available for office hours on Friday and Sunday this week; appointments must be made in advance by contacting her at, or during business hours at 508-736-5555. In an emergency or urgent need, do phone at any hour.

Religious School

Sunday, March 25

In session; Model Seder.

Greater Lowell Interfaith Leadership Alliance Annual Interfaith Gathering Against Violence

Sunday, March 25, 3:00 p.m. at TEMV

“If My Neighbor Is a Martian, What Should I Do?”: Leaving our comfort zones to overcome our fears.

Join us for story, song, prayer, and reflection. Light meal to follow. Contact Frank Baskin for more info.

Board Meeting

Thursday, March 22, 7:00 p.m.

All are welcome!

From the Treasurer

Everyone who made a donation to TEMV in 2017 should have received a letter which included the total amount that is tax deductible. The same letter included the amount you pledged for the 2017-2018 Fiscal Year and how much of that pledge is still outstanding. Please send your final pledge payment and donations for the current Fiscal Year by April 30, 2018, when the year ends. If you did not receive the letter or have any questions please don’t hesitate to reach out. You may also pay via PayPal on our website. (Note that PayPal takes a 2.2% + $0.30 per transaction fee.)

Thank you for your continued support of TEMV,


Community Potluck Passover Seder

Saturday, March 31, 5:00 p.m.

Details here.

Adult Learning

Please see details of our upcoming opportunities!

Mitzvah Day

Sunday, April 29, 10:00 a.m.

We will begin to prepare the Temple building for whatever may be next for it. Our focus this Sunday will be an initial clean up of the Principal’s office downstairs. If there are enough people we may also begin to clean up another area. There will be tasks for all ages and abilities.

Please reserve this time to help our Temple community. We will release a full schedule for the day later.

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

By March 30

Before March 30, please record your own video (ideally, under three-minutes) via smartphone or other device with your thoughts about what makes TEMV special to you. Send it to us via the free and simple 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.) We will likely also have another day of recording at the temple (with recording equipment already set up) for those who prefer to do it that way. Parents: We welcome children’s participation, but you must 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 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 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.

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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.

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.

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