Please join us for lay-led Shabbat services on Friday! Also, our High Holy Day schedule is now online!


Lay-led Shabbat Services

Friday, September 27, 2019, 7:30 p.m.

Lay leader: Hope Anderson
Host: Frank Baskin

Potluck oneg: Please bring something to share!

Rabbi Sparr Office Hours

Office hours Tuesday this week. Appointments must 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, September 29

No school—Erev Rosh Hashanah.

High Holy Day Services

Our full High Holy Day Service Schedule is now available! We hope to see you at some or all of our services, and encourage you to invite friends and family members who are not yet a part of the TEMV community! As always, we do not charge for High Holy Day seats (we rely on voluntary donations from attendees), and do not require tickets or reservations—just come to celebrate and pray with us.

Rosh Hashanah Kiddush

Please bring in challahs (round or otherwise; with or without raisins). Please do not bring in any honey breads or any other foods. Challahs may be brought to UTEC on Sunday night (9/29) or Monday morning (9/30).

Let Frank know ( if you are available to help with set up (Monday morning, 9/30) or clean up (after services on Monday, 9/30). Thank you for your contributions!

High Holy Day Honors

If you are interested in a High Holy Day honor, please contact Karen Lipshires at Honor options are:

  • Short English reading (almost every service)
  • Holding/carrying a Torah (every service except Erev Rosh Hashanah)
  • Open/close ark (Erev Rosh Hashanah, Rosh Hashanah a.m., Kol Nidre, Yom Kippur a.m., Yom Kippur afternoon)
  • Chant the Torah blessings (Rosh Hashanah a.m.)

High Holy Day Food Collection

It’s time for our annual High Holy Days collection of food for homebound people and their pets. Shopping bags are available at the temple and will also be at UTEC where we will have some of our High Holy Day services. Please return the filled bags to the temple or to UTEC when we have services there.

Mah Jong

No mah jong this week.

Are you interested in playing or learning to play? 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!

2019-20 Pledges Due

Please remember that if we have not received your pledge form or an initial pledge payment that specifically states it is intended for membership, then you are not considered a member and will miss out on the benefits of membership. Thank you for your continued support and understanding. These pledges are the regular income on which we all rely. You may also pay online, or contact Phebe, our co-treasurer, at if you have any questions.

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.

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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