Assembling lunch bags for the Lowell Transitional Living Center
Assembling lunch bags for the Lowell Transitional Living Center

Please join us at Outback Steakhouse in Lowell on Wednesday, May 2 and they will donate 15% of your tab to TEMV! Read on for details. There are also lay-led services on Friday and a Lunch Bag Assembly on Sunday!

Lay-led Shabbat Services

Friday, May 4, 7:30 p.m.
  • Lay leader: Rachel Rand
  • Board host: Richard Ebner
  • Potluck oneg! Please bring something to share.

Rabbi Sparr Office Hours

Rabbi Sparr is available for office hours Thursday 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, May 6

In session.

Lamb on grillOutback Steakhouse FUNdraiser

Wednesday, May 2, anytime–but especially 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

At any time on May 2, the Outback Steakhouse, 28 Reiss Ave., Lowell, will donate 15% of your tab (eat-in or take-out) to TEMV if you print out and show this flyer to your server! (You may also pick up flyers at TEMV this Friday night.) Or join TEMV friends at Outback between 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. on May 2 to sit down with us for a leisurely meal.

Better yet, invite additional friends, because the member who brings the most friends wins a $50 TJMaxx Gift Card! It’s a win-win-win: great food, great friends, and great support for our community!

Lunch Bag Assembly

Sunday, May 6, 9:30 a.m.

Please join us to make sandwiches and assemble the bags! Also, please bring in at any time:

  • Bottles of water
  • Granola bars

and day-of:

Fruit (apples or oranges/clementines)

  • Loaves of sliced whole wheat bread.

Please also contact Frank to let him know what you are bringing,

Teen and Family Event

Sunday, May 6, 2:00 p.m.

Ultimate Frisbee at the Geller-Corneliussens’, 68 Nutting Drive, Westford. Pizza and snacks too!

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,

Thank Yous

Thank you to all of the TEMV members who attended the Annual Meeting yesterday. For those who missed the meeting, minutes will be available in the near future.

–Robin Frisch

Thank all who participated in Mitzvah Day. We removed much from the principal’s office (and elsewhere downstairs). It gave us a great start in clearing out the building as we move forward together. If you are in the building for services or Religious School this week, please pick a few items from the sale table downstairs. Leave money in the basket.

–Frank Baskin


Adult Education

Please visit our Adult Ed page for details of upcoming adult learning opportunities at TEMV!

Also, note the upcoming “The Music of Jewish Life” program from our friends at the Merrimack Valley Jewish Federation.

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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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