Please join us this Friday for Shabbat services, including Yizkor, the memorial service for our beloved departed.

Yahrzeit candle

Lay-led Shabbat Services

Friday, April 26, 2019, 7:30 p.m.

Lay leader: Karen Lipshires
Oneg host: Sheldon and Susan Bishov
Board host: Dana Rudolph
(Rabbi Sparr was originally scheduled to lead this service, but is unfortunately very ill with the flu.)
Please bring something to share for oneg. Since our oneg will occur well after sunset on the 7th day of Passover, chametz is permitted. (We will also have some matzo and other non-grain-based snacks on hand for those who wish to observe through the 8th day.)
This week’s services will include Yizkor, the memorial service for our beloved departed, observed four times each year.

Rabbi Sparr Office Hours

Rabbi Sparr will not be holding office hours 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 28, 2019, 9:45 a.m.

On Sunday, you can come to Religious School in your pajamas. (Rabbi Sparr will be in hers.) Don’t forget your tzedaka money and snack!

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..

Food Donations

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

Sunday, April 28, 1 to 3 p.m.
Trans 101 Welcoming Workshop North Parish of North Andover 190 Academy Road, North Andover, MA 01845 This free, interactive workshop will feature a moderated panel presentation by transgender people and family members, who will tell their stories and answer questions from attendees. Extensive additional educational resources about transgender people will be provided to all attendees. Complimentary child care available. To register, e-mail Rebecca Driscoll at

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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