MatzoWe hope you are having a good Passover! Please join us Friday for our Shabbat Pesach Service, including a Yizkor Service of Remembrance, and again on Sunday to learn how to lead a Shabbat service yourself!

Shabbat Pesach Service Including Yizkor Service of Remembrance

Friday, April 6, 2018, 7:30 p.m.

(No Friday services this week—enjoy your seders at home!) Bring your friends and family to our fun, meaningful, and exciting Passover seder! Children and friends from the wider community are welcome.Reservations are required. E-mail seder@temv.org immediately. We ask that each family bring one or two food items (to serve 8 to 10 people total). Please also let us know if you are willing to help with table setting and seder plate preparation!

Cost: $5/person; $18/household
Members: $3/person; $10/household

Rabbi Sparr Office Hours

Rabbi Sparr is available for office hours Friday and Sunday this week; appointments must be made in advance by contacting her 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, April 8

In session. Bar/Bat Mitzvah Boot Camp and tallit making for all students and their parents/caregivers in grade 4 and above.

Service Leaders’ Seminar

Sunday, April 8, 2018, 9:00 a.m.

Join Rabbi Sparr to learn service leading basics. If you’ve got some basic knowledge of Hebrew reading and familiarity with the Shabbat evening prayers, you, too, can lead a Shabbat evening service. Rabbi Sparr will explain the core outline of the service structure and provide opportunities for each member to practice outlining a service and receive coaching while leading a small section.

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,
Phebe

Upcoming

Adult Learning

Hebrew Reading class continues this Sunday, April 8, at 2:00 p.m.
Please see details of our upcoming opportunities!

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

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

By March 30—or as soon as possible

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 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.) 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.

You may also send written reflections 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.

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 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.

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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.

Ongoing

TEMV Yoga

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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