Please join us this Friday for a family Shabbat service followed by a potluck/pizza dinner!

Pizza

Family Shabbat Services and Potluck Dinner

Friday, May 10, 2019, 6:15 p.m.

  • 6:15 p.m. Family service
  • 7:00 p.m. Potluck/pizza dinner – please bring something to share and RSVP to pizza@temv.org so we know how much pizza to order!
Board Host: Dana Rudolph

Rabbi Sparr Office Hours

By appointment only 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, May 12, 2019, 9:45 a.m. Please plan to arrive at 9:45 and remember your snack and tzedaka! We will be taking part in Mitzvah Day with the wider TEMV community. (See below.)

Mitzvah Day

Sunday, May 12, 10 a.m. Please join us as we celebrate Mitzvah Day! All members of the Religious School and wider Temple community are welcome! The theme this year is environmental stewardship. We will gather at the synagogue for a communal activity related to protecting nature and then travel to a close-by park to pick up litter. Please make sure to come dressed for the weather; all tools will be provided. Thank you and we look forward to seeing you there!

Board Meeting

Thursday, May 8, 2019 All members welcome!

Annual Meeting

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.

2018-19 Pledges Due

Any outstanding pledges for 2018-19 were due by April 30, the end of our fiscal year. You may pay online, or contact Phebe, treasurer@temv.org. Pledge forms for FY 2019-20 will be available shortly.

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.

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

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!

Ongoing

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 the Merrimack Valley Food Bank and 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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