This week includes a Tot Shabbat, followed by a potluck dinner and Erev Shabbat services. We hope to see you there!


Tot Shabbat, Potluck Dinner, and Erev Shabbat Services

Friday, March 8, 2019

Oneg Host: Hope Anderson. (As we noted last week, the oneg host will now be responsible for setup, cleanup, and bringing a challah, but we ask that other attendees bring an oneg item to share.)

  • Tot Shabbat: 6:00 p.m.
  • Potluck dinner: 6:30 p.m. Please RSVP to and bring a side or other main dish. If you are coming for the Erev Shabbat service but not dinner, we ask that you please bring an oneg item to share.
  • Erev Shabbat Services: 7:30 p.m.

Rabbi Sparr Office Hours

Rabbi Sparr will be available for office hours on Thursday and Friday 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

Sunday, March 10, 2019, 10 a.m.

Daylight Savings Time begins — remember to set your clocks ahead to be sure to arrive on time! Please plan to arrive at 9:45 and remember your snack and tzedaka.

Board Meeting

Thursday, March 7, 7:00 p.m.
All members welcome!

Social Action Committee Meeting

Sunday, March 10, noon (after school)

We will look at the next lunch assembly (3/17), a possible Mitzvah Day in the spring, and more. All welcome!

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,

Prayers for the Western Wall

Harriet and Richard Snyder are traveling to Israel soon and have once again generously offered to place prayers in the Western Wall. If you have prayers you would like to send, please write them on a piece of paper and bring them to TEMV by this Friday. 

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.

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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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