ALL TEMV members and friends are invited to celebrate with us as we head into the weekend of LGBTQ Pride in Lowell. Please come to show your support for the LGBTQ members of our community and LGBTQ people around our country and our world! We’ll have both a Tot Shabbat and an Erev Shabbat service, with an oneg (and pizza) in between. There’s also mah jong and Hebrew Reading Classes this week!

Shabbat candles with Rainbow flag

Pride Shabbat Services

Friday, May 31, 2019

Board host: Helen Maynard
Oneg host: Dana Rudolph

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 with pizza and treats for both Tot Shabbat and Erev Shabbat attendees. Please RSVP to pizza@temv.org so we know how much to order.
  • 6:30 p.m. Erev Shabbat Pride Service led by Rabbi Robin Sparr. All are welcome!

Rabbi Sparr Office Hours

Thursday and Friday this week. Appointments must 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.

Mah Jong

Wednesday, May 30, 1:00 p.m.

Beginners are always welcome and temple membership is not a prerequisite. We are always open to suggestions for other games as well! If you can’t make it this week, please write to mahjong@temv.org to let us know your preferred days and times.

Hebrew Reading Classes

May 30 and June 6, 7:00 p.m.

Additional class dates will be determined at our May 30 class.

2018-19 Pledges Due

Pledge forms for 2019-20 were distributed at the Annual Meeting and are being mailed out this week. In addition to giving our time and energy to TEMV, one of the most important things we can do is to commit to a membership pledge. These pledges are the regular income on which we all rely. Whether this is your first-time membership or you have been a member for decades, we hope that you will answer the call to renew our collective covenant with each other.  Any outstanding pledges for 2018-19 were due by April 30, the end of our fiscal year. You may pay online, or contact Helen, treasurer@temv.org.

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.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.