Please join us for our Hanukkah Candle Lighting, Shabbat Services, and the seasonal turning of our Sunwheel this Friday, along with a pizza/potluck dinner!

Hanukkiah - Menorah

Hanukkah Candle Lighting, Shabbat Services with Sunwheel, and Dinner

Friday, December 27, 2019, 6:00 p.m. – note early time!

Board host: Viveka Zawisza
Oneg host: Jenelle Acosta

Happy Hanukkah to all! We hope you will join us for Shabbat services and our annual dazzling multi-hanukkiah (menorah) lighting! Please bring your menorah–and candles–if you have one. We will also turn the sunwheel in honor of those with winter birthdays or anniversaries.

Afterwards, we’ll enjoy a pizza/potluck dinner. We’ll order pizza and ask for a small contribution from attendees to cover the cost; bring a side dish if you wish. Please RSVP to pizza@temv.org if you plan to stay for dinner!

Rabbi Sparr Office Hours

No office hours 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.

Religious School

Sunday, December 29, 10:00 a.m.

No school—winter break.

Mah Jong

No mah jong this week.

Are you interested in playing or learning to play? 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!

Year-End Donations

In this season of giving, we hope you remember TEMV. Donations made online or postmarked by December 31, 2019 can be claimed as a tax deduction for the year to the extent allowed by law. You should also ask your employer if they will match your gift, and may wish to ask a financial advisor about contributing appreciated securities. Temple Emanuel is a 501(c)3 tax-exempt organization. You may donate securely online here or make checks payable to TEMV and send to:

Temple Emanuel of the Merrimack Valley
151 Warren St., Ste. 200
Lowell, MA 01852

Your contribution is kept confidential. Please contact Phebe or Viveka (treasurer@temv.org) with any questions you may have.

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 treasurer@temv.org 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! Shop now!

Ongoing

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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.

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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