We’re having a “pre-neg” (oneg before the service) and an early Shabbat service this week. Please join us!

Wine and Juice for Kiddush

Shabbat Services and Pre-neg

Friday, March 29, 2019

  • 6:00 p.m. Pre-neg
  • 6:30 p.m. Service
Board host: Helen Maynard
Oneg host: Jane Maine
Please bring something to share for oneg!

Rabbi Sparr Office Hours

Rabbi Sparr will be available for office hours Tuesday, Thursday, and Sunday afternoon this week. Appointments can 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, March 31, 2019, 10 a.m. Please plan to arrive at 9:45 and remember snack and tzedaka. Also see our full Hadashot (School News).

2018-19 Pledges Due

Any outstanding pledges for 2018-19 are due by April 30, the end of our fiscal year. You may pay online, or contact Phebe, treasurer@temv.org.

Hebrew Reading Classes

April 4 and 25, May 16 and 30, and June 6, 7:00 p.m. Hebrew Reading classes will resume in April, using the workbook Aleph isn’t Tough. In addition to continuing students, new students with some basic Hebrew reading are welcome to join, and those who would like to learn to read and do not yet do so are urged to reach out to Rabbi Sparr to arrange a fun and easy crash course” (dates tba) to bring you up to date.

Passover Community Seder

Saturday, April 20th, at 5 p.m.
Passover is just around the corner and so is our Community Seder! Please join us for this always joyous occasion! Space and seating are limited, so you must RSVP to seder@temv.org with the number of people in your party. Preference will be given to temple members.
Each family should bring two dishes (main dish, salad, vegetable, or dessert) to share that will serve eight to ten people. The dishes should ideally not require heating as we are limited to one small microwave / convection oven.
While our kitchen is not strictly kosher for Passover, we ask that you follow these guidelines:
  • No pork or shellfish
  • No leavened products with flour such as bread, crackers, pasta, cakes, pies, pizza, or cookie crumb crusts
  • Legumes and rice are fine, per current Reform practice
The cost for attendance is:
  • $5 per person or $18 per family
  • Members: $3 per person or $10 per family
We hope to see you there!

Annual Meeting: Save the Date

Sunday, May 19, at 2:00 p.m. All members are invited to attend the TEMV Annual Meeting. There will be an election for our new Board of Trustees, a vote on next year’s budget, and updates on some of the exciting programs and events we have in store as we approach our 70th anniversary.

In the Wider Community

My Humility/Our Humanity: Overcoming Obstacles at the Welcoming Table

Sunday, April 7, 2019
Annual Interfaith Gathering Against Violence
First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church
  • 3:00 p.m. – Gathering: story, activity, discussion
  • 4:45 p.m. – Celebration: song, prayer, reflection
Refreshments to follow
Accessible venue with handicapped parking; additional parking at Central
Congregational Church lot, intersection of Fletcher Street & North Road (Route 4)
Sponsored by the Greater Lowell Interfaith Leadership Alliance (GLILA)

The TEMV Store

Show your TEMV pride and support our community with coffee mugs, t-shirts, tote bags, magnets, and more in celebration of our 70th anniversary! (Additional items and designs are on the way.) Shop now!


Shop Amazon

TEMV is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to amazon.com. Just start your Amazon shopping through this link to take part.

Volunteer to Host an Oneg

Please email oneg@temv.org with your preferred dates. ​We ask all members to sign up to host twice. You just need to bring a challah and help with setup and cleanup. Other foods are potluck. It’s one simple way to help the community! Please also see our full calendar of events.

Mah Jong

Are you interested in playing or learning to play Mah Jong? If so, contact mahjong@temv.org with your availability (days of the week and time). Beginners are always welcome and temple membership is not a prerequisite. We are always open to suggestions for other games as well!

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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