Please join us this week for lay-led Shabbat services! Mark your calendars, too, for our Annual Community Potluck Passover Seder on April 20!

TEMV Ner Tamid

Shabbat Services

Friday, April 12, 2019, 7:30 p.m.

Lay leader: Rachel Rand
Board host: Robin Frisch
Please bring something to share for oneg!

Rabbi Sparr Office Hours

Rabbi Sparr will be available for office hours Thursday afternoon/evening 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, April 14, 2019 No school—school vacation week.

Board Meeting

Thursday, April 11, 7:00 p.m. All members are 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,

Hebrew Reading Classes

April 25, May 16 and 30, and June 6, 7:00 p.m. Hebrew Reading classes have resumed, using the workbook Aleph isn’t Tough. If you have some reading experience and would like a refresher, it is not too late to join. Please be in touch with Rabbi Sparr to assess if the class will be comfortable for you, or arrange a one-hour “crash course” to catch up..

Annual Community Potluck Passover 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 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!

Food Donations

We recently delivered 72 pounds of food to the Merrimack Valley Food Bank. All of it goes to those who are mostly limited to their home. Thank you all for your contributions! Until after Passover, please only bring in foods kosher for Passover (no bread, crackers, pasta, etc.)

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.

In the Wider Community

April 23, 7 p.m.
Rena Finder, Schindler’s List and Holocaust survivor, will be speaking at UMass Lowell, Moloney Hall. Her story relates how good people allowed evil to thrive, and how courage challenged that evil. Questions? Contact

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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