Shabbat CandlesShabbat Shuva, the Sabbath of Return, is this week, so we hope you return to TEMV for our Friday night services. We’re also gathering to clean up the temple on Friday and Sunday morning—we’d appreciate your help!

Welcome Back Service with Rabbi Sparr

Friday, September 14, 7:30 p.m.

Potluck oneg: Please bring something to share!

Upcoming Services (and see our High Holy Days schedule)

  • September 21, Pre-neg at 6:00 p.m. and service at 6:30 p.m., including turning of the sunwheel and blessings for autumn birthdays and anniversaries. Sharon Krysiak’s grandchildren, twins born to Joseph and Elisha Bernstein, will receive their Hebrew names and blessings.
  • September 28, 6:00 p.m. potluck dinner in the sukkah; 7:00pm Intergenerational Sukkot service

Rabbi Sparr Office Hours

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

Religious School

School will begin at TEMV on September 16th with an all-ages assembly, some time in class with teachers, and both kids and parents invited to help us begin packing for our move. If you’ve not yet registered for school, the forms are available on our website. Please bring your completed School and Membership Forms with you on Sunday. Our treasurer, Phebe, will be on hand to welcome you, answer your questions, and collect your forms and tuition.

Temple Clean Up

Please join us in helping to sort and pack TEMV items in preparation for our upcoming move. We will be meeting at the Temple at the following times (with more to follow)—just show up to join us if you can:

  • Friday, September 14, 10 a.m.
  • Sunday, September 16, 10 a.m.

Annual Merrimack Valley Food Bank Collection

Please pick up shopping bags in the lobby and return filled with food and toiletries for housebound people and their pets.

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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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