Please join us this week for Shabbat services!

New Entryway

Shabbat Services

Friday, March 1, 2019, 7:30 p.m. Potluck oneg–please bring something to share! We are also looking for an oneg host—and we’ve changed the responsibilities to make hosting easier! Oneg hosts should arrive approximately half an hour prior to services, with a challah, set up juice and wine glasses, napkins, etc. for the oneg, and prepare a pot of coffee and hot water for tea. The oneg host is also the person responsible for clean up after services, including loading and starting the dishwasher and running a vacuum over the rug. Hosts are not responsible for any food other than the challah. If you would like to volunteer for any week, please email with your preferred dates.​

IntercomNote that our intercom and camera is now installed! When you arrive at 151 Warren St., press the rectangular silver button, right above where it says “200 TEMV,” and someone will unlock the door from upstairs. The door will unlock but please note there is no audible “buzz.”

Rabbi Sparr Office Hours

Rabbi Sparr will be available for office hours on Wednesday morning, and Friday and Sunday afternoons this week. Appointments can 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

In session; class begins at 10 a.m.; please plan to arrive at 9:45 and remember your snack and tzedaka.

In the Wider Community

First Parish Chelmsford Presents: “Man vs. Piano”

Saturday, March 16, 2019 4:00 p.m. In Concert: Steve Zocchi, pianist. “An afternoon of exciting music and levity” Man vs. Piano Suggested donation $15 adults, $12 seniors, $8 children 12 and under Proceeds to benefit HIAS (Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society) First Parish Chelmsford 2 Westford Street Chelmsford, MA 01824

Jewish Climate Action Network Conference

Join the Jewish Climate Action Network for The Second Jewish Climate Conference: The Time Is Short, the Task is Great, on Sunday, March 24, from 12:30-7:30 p.m. at Temple Reyim, 1860 Washington St., in Newton. The conference will provide a comprehensive overview of opportunities for pathways forward in the coming years. Participants can attend workshops led by renewable energy experts, rabbis, educators, artists, and food and sustainability experts. Subject areas include: sustainable buildings, advocacy and justice, spirituality and psychology, food, gardens, communication, and more. JCAN is excited to be partnering with the Synagogue Council of MassachusettsBeantown Jewish GardensLimmudBoston, and Temple Reyim in bringing this conference to the Jewish community. Sign up for the conference here.

2nd Annual Social Justice One Community Read

Tuesday, April 30, 7:00-9:00 p.m.  Congregation Shalom Read the book Rising out of Hatred, by Eli Saslow, and then join for conversation at Congregation Shalom. Details here.

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Volunteer to Host an Oneg

Please email with your preferred dates. ​We ask all members to sign up to host twice. It’s one simple way to help the community! Please also see 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

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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