Please join us for Shabbat Shuvah services on Friday and help us put up our sukkah on Sunday! Also, our High Holy Day schedule is now online!

Round Challah

Shabbat Shuvah

Friday, October 4, 2019, 7:30 p.m.

Board host: Dana Rudolph

Potluck oneg: Please bring something to share!

Rabbi Sparr Office Hours

Office hours Friday afternoon 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, October 6. 10:00 a.m.

Religious School children are welcomed at 9:45 at 151 Warren Street; parents and others are then requested to go to the home of one of our members to raise our Sukkah. (Look for location details in your weekly Hadashot e-mail.)

Students will engage in a regular school day until about 11:15, and then be transported (with parental help) to the sukkah to decorate it, shake the lulav, smell the etrog, and enjoy a snack in the sukkah. Note that pickup will be at our member’s home, NOT the temple! Kindly send an email to the rabbi if you can help with assembling the sukkah and/or transporting the students.

Help Raise Our Sukkah

Saturday, October 6, 9:30 a.m.

Everyone in the TEMV community is invited to help us raise our sukkah at the home of one of our members. (If you are interested, please contact and we will share the address.)

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.

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)
  • Open/close ark (Kol Nidre, Yom Kippur a.m., Yom Kippur afternoon)

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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