ChallahWe invite you to join us and #ShowUpForShabbat as we gather with our friends at Havurat Shalom in Andover this week.

Shabbat Services with Havurat Shalom in Andover

Friday, November 2, 2018

  • 6:00 p.m. dinner with Rabbi Landy. Bring a side dish to share; Havurat Shalom provides the pizza. See details below.
  • 7:00 p.m. services

In light of the terrible events in Pittsburgh and the need to come together as a broad Jewish community, we will be celebrating Shabbat with Havurat Shalom and Rabbi Karen Landy in Andover this week. (Rabbi Sparr has a long-standing professional development obligation and is unable to join us this Friday, but we thank her for co-leading the service Sunday in Andover in the immediate wake of the tragedy.)

We hope you will attend and meet friends old and new—especially because the American Jewish Committee has launched the nationwide #ShowUpForShabbat campaign, calling on Jewish communities across the country—along with elected officials, religious and civic leaders, and other allies, both Jewish and non-Jewish—to flock to synagogues this Shabbat to honor the memory of the Pittsburgh synagogue shooting victims and stand up to anti-Semitism and all forms of hate.

Services will be at:

Christ Church
33 Central Street
Andover, MA

Please RSVP through this link for pizza (not via TEMV’s usual pizza e-mail address) and to indicate what you will bring. Enter “Osborne” (without the quotes) for the coordinator’s name and “Pizza” for the password.

They welcome salads, fruit, juice, seltzer, wine and dessert–but note there is a NO NUTS policy at Christ Church that includes nuts in salads and dressings as well as desserts.

Pizza is $5 per person, with a maximum of $15 per family.

Havurat Shalom also tells us: Please bring some canned goods for the Neighbors in Need food pantry, which is assisting families who were displaced by the recent gas supply crisis.

Chabad Lubavitch Community Gathering and Unity Prayer Service

Tuesday, October 30, at 7:00 p.m.

You are welcome to join this service as well, at 10 Marwood Dr. in Andover. TEMV President Robin Frisch will be there, along with members of 11 other congregations.

Rabbi Sparr Office Hours

Rabbi Sparr is scheduling office hours for the coming weeks; please contact her via email or phone. In an emergency or urgent need, do phone at any hour (508-736-5555).

Religious School

Sunday, November 4

No school. Please see your Weekly Hadashot e-mail for details of our hiatus as we transition to the new space.

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The complete Service schedule for the year is here, along with our full calendar of events.


Mah Jong

During the time of transition into our new space, please email if you would like to play, so that we may tell you where we are meeting. We are flexible as to dates and times based on the availability of those who wish to play.

Food and Toiletry Collection

Please stay tuned for information on donating food and toiletries to the Lowell Transitional Living Center once we have moved into our new space.

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