Please join us for Shabbat services this Friday and Pajama Havdallah on Saturday!

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Shabbat Services

Friday, January 31, 2020, 7:30 p.m.

Board host: Robin Frisch

Oneg host: Vivian Burton

Rabbi Sparr 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.

Pajama Havdallah

Saturday, February 1, 4:15 p.m.

We will learn about the special ceremony separating Shabbat from the rest of the week, sing some songs, engage in a craft activity, and, if people wish, follow up with a pizza dinner. Please RSVP so we know how many adults and kids will attend, to

Religious School

Sunday, January 26

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

Lunch Bag Assembly

Sunday, February 2, 2020, 9:30 a.m.

Please join the Social Action Committee for our next lunch bag assembly! We need the following items:

  • Individual bottles of water
  • Cheese sticks
  • Granola bars
  • Fruit
  • Paper bags
  • Napkins
  • Sleeves of nuts

Please contact Jill Barry with what you are able to contribute (978.701.5223 or If you are not able to bring any of the items above, you may instead donate to the Social Action Committee Fund, and we will use the money to buy needed supplies. Please make sure to donate into the fund by 1/28/20 so we know how much we can use to purchase supplies.

Mah Jong

Thursday, January 30, 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!

Concert: Our Precious Right to Vote

February 8, 8 to 10:30 p.m.

TEMV member Howie Rashba, a folk singer and musician, will be performing at the Java Room in Chelmsford for an evening on theme “Our Precious Right to Vote,” with songs and stories about the history of voting. Howie will donate his proceeds to the League of Women’s Voters in Chelmsford. If you’d like to attend with other TEMV members, please let Phebe know!

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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