Please join us this Friday for Shabbat services, including observance of Yom Hashoah.

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Lay-led Shabbat Services

Friday, May 3, 2019, 7:30 p.m. Will include observance of Yom Hashoah.

Lay leader: Hope Anderson
Oneg host: Laurie Joslin
Per our new format, everyone is asked to bring something to share for oneg. (The oneg host will bring the challah and do setup / cleanup.)

Rabbi Sparr Office Hours

By appointment only 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, May 5, 2019, 9:45 a.m. Please plan to arrive at 9:45 and remember your snack and tzedaka!

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,

Hebrew Reading Classes

May 16 and 30, and June 6, 7:00 p.m. Hebrew Reading classes have resumed, using the workbook Aleph isn’t Tough. We will be picking up at chapter 7. If you have not been in this class but would like to jump in for a refresher, please be in touch with Rabbi Sparr to confirm your attendance.

Social Action Update

We have delivered approximately $200 worth of toiletries to the Lowell Transitional Living Center. Congratulations TEMV! Thank you for this mitzvah for homeless persons.

Annual Meeting: Save the Date

Sunday, May 19, at 2:00 p.m. All members are invited to attend the TEMV Annual Meeting. We want to hear what makes TEMV a meaningful place for you and hear your thoughts on future priorities for our temple. There will also 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.

Upcoming in May and June

LGBTQ Pride Shabbat for All

Friday, May 31, 2019 Please celebrate with us as we head into the weekend of LGBTQ Pride in Lowell.

  • 5:30 p.m. Tot Shabbat for families with young children, led by Rabbi Robin Sparr. We will also read an LGBTQ-inclusive children’s book as part of the service
  • 6 p.m. Oneg reception with pizza and treats for both Tot Shabbat and Erev Shabbat attendees
  • 6:30 p.m. Erev Shabbat Pride Service led by Rabbi Robin Sparr. All are welcome!

TEMV Tot Tales

June 2, 16, and 23, 10:30 am – 11:30 a.m. And dates to be announced in July, August, and September A joyous hour of music and movement followed by a story and craft for children under 5 years old and their caregivers. Facilitated by TEMV President and child development expert Robin Frisch.

  • $2/class
  • TEMV Members: Free

Please RSVP to a week in advance for any date you plan to attend, and include your child’s name and age. Questions? 978-454-1372 or

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!


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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. 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 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 the Merrimack Valley Food Bank and Lowell Transitional Living Center.

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