All ages and all families are welcome to our Family Shabbat/Ya’akov Lantern Service and pizza/potluck dinner this Friday—and please come back Sunday with your pets and/or stuffies for our Blessing of the Animals!

Blessing of the Animals

Family Shabbat/Ya’akov Lantern Service and Pizza/Potluck Dinner

Friday, November 1, 2019

  • 6:15 p.m. Family Shabbat/Ya’akov Lantern service
  • 7:00 p.m. Pizza/potluck dinner for all; RSVP to to let us know how many to expect and what you can contribute as a main or side dish.

Board host: Michelle Vlamis
Potluck oneg: Please bring something to share!

Blessing of the Animals

Sunday, November 3, 9:45 a.m. (*Don’t forget to turn clocks back!)
A short service of appreciation for our animal friends, including prayers and songs of thanks, healing, and memorial prayer. You are welcome to bring your pet (service will be outdoors), or a beloved “stuffie” (teddy bear or the like).

Rabbi Sparr Office Hours

Office hours Thursday, Friday, and Sunday 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, November 3, 10:00 a.m.

In session. Please plan to arrive and settle in at 9:45 a.m.

Mah Jong

Thursday, October 31, 1:00 p.m..

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.

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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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