Please join us for Shabbat services with Rabbi Sparr on Friday! It’s also not too late to sign up for the Introduction to Judaism course that starts this Tuesday!


Shabbat Services with Rabbi Sparr

Friday, September 13, 2019, 7:30

Potluck oneg: Please bring something to share!

Rabbi Sparr Office Hours

Office hours Tuesday and Friday 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 Registration and Open House

Forms for our 2019-20/5780 Religious School are now available at our website. The first day of school is Sunday, September 15 at 10 a.m.! Please plan to arrive and settle in at 9:45 a.m. The first day will include a short parent meeting/coffee right after drop off..

Prospective members invited to arrive at 11:00 for their children to enjoy a short “drop-in” time with our enrolled students. There will also be time for parents to meet with Rabbi Sparr and with staff and other parents. RSVP to required.

An Introduction to Judaism

It’s not too late to sign up; class begins this week!

TEMV is partnering with three other Reform Jewish congregations in the Merrimack Valley to offer an exciting course on Judaism starting Tuesday, September 10! Rabbi Sparr will be one of four clergy co-leading the course. We hope many of you will attend and/or invite friends to do so! This course is a great choice for those who haven’t had lots of Jewish education or have forgotten what they learned as kids, as well as those new to or considering a Jewish life. All people, perspectives, and questions are welcome! Preregistration is required; see here for more details.

Board Meeting

Thursday, September 12, at 7:00 p.m.

All members welcome!

Mah Jong

We will play Thursday at 1:00 p.m. RSVP to appreciated.

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!

High Holy Day Services

Our Erev Rosh Hashanah, morning Rosh Hashanah, Kol Nidre, and morning Yom Kippur services will be at the UTEC Catalyst Center, 3rd floor, at 17 Warren Street, Lowell. There is a wheelchair-accessible entrance and then an elevator to the 3rd floor.

Family services and Yom Kippur afternoon services, including the break fast, will all be at TEMV, 151 Warren St., in Lowell. Stay tuned for the full schedule and further details!

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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