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Sadly, Temple Emanuel of the Merrimack Valley (TEMV) has closed as of June 30, 2023. We held our last service on Friday, June 23, 2023.
The Temple will live on in our memories.
TEMV provided over 70 years of service to the Lowell and Eastern Massachusetts Jewish community, We were involved in community issues, helping our children learn and grow as Jews, and providing support to our community. We thank everyone for their membership, their contributions, and their support over the years.
The decision to close the doors was not an easy one, but it was unavoidable, and we wish everyone the best in the future.
Members of TEMV are mostly joining or attending other congregations. Here are some you may want to consider1):
|Name||Location||Website||type||HH streamed?||HH Services info|
|Temple Emanuel||Andover||https://templeemanuel.net/||Reform||some free, some require tickets|
|Congregation Shalom||Chelmsford||https://congregationshalom.org/||Reform||yes||in person and on Zoom, not sure how to find info|
|Temple Shalom Emeth||Burlington||https://shalom-emeth.org/||Reform||yes||tickets free to members, suggested donation for others|
|Kerem Shalom||West Concord||https://keremshalom.org/||Reconstructionist||yes||in person & online
Suggests donation for HH, see site
|Congregation Ahavat Olam||N. Andover||https://ahavatolam4all.org/home-1/||yes||in person and on zoom; Formed in 2022|
|Havurot Shalom||Andover||https://havurat-shalom.org/||Reconstructionist||Tickets are free, donation suggested|
|Congregation Dorshei Zedek||West Newton||https://www.dorsheitzedek.org/||Reconstructionist||yes||need to set up account, not sure where to find HH info|
|Temple Isaiah||Lexington||https://www.templeisaiah.net/||Reform||yes||tickets for members|
|Temple Emmanuel Sinai||Worcester||https://emanuelsinai.org/||Reform||yes||https://emanuelsinai.org/worship/high-holy-days/|
if you know of other congregations that we could list here, email me at
email@example.com, and also, let me know if I should make any changes to this page. Thanks.
- Photos from TEMV's last service - best viewed using a browser other than Firefox.
- Recordings of previous TEMV services are available to view on the TEMV YouTube channel.
- Steve has taken and collected together many pictures from TEMV's history
- There is also this collection of pictures from around 2009 used as a slide show
- For historical purposes, the last version of the TEMV website has been retained for viewing. See this link but remember that none of the services listed are currently active.
- There are a number of photos on this Facebook page.
- And there are videos, the rabbi blowing the shofar and others on this Facebook page
Last service 6/23/2023, Spinning the Sun Wheel for the Last Time
This video by Steve Isenberg with apologies for quality, this was an impromptu capture!