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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 Reform some free, some require tickets
Congregation ShalomChelmsford Reformyesin person and on Zoom, not sure how to find info
Temple Shalom EmethBurlington Reformyestickets free to members, suggested donation for others
Kerem Shalom West Concord Reconstructionistyesin person & online
Suggests donation for HH, see site
Congregation Ahavat OlamN. Andover yesin person and on zoom; Formed in 2022
Havurot Shalom Andover Reconstructionist Tickets are free, donation suggested
Congregation Dorshei ZedekWest Newton Reconstructionistyesneed to set up account, not sure where to find HH info
Temple Isaiah Lexington Reformyestickets for members
Temple Emmanuel SinaiWorcester Reformyes

if you know of other congregations that we could list here, email me at, and also, let me know if I should make any changes to this page. Thanks.


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See this link but remember that none of the services listed are currently active.

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!

this listing is not an endorsement for any of the congregations listed nor a reflection on any other congregations not listed. High Holy Days (HH) services info comes from their website and we urge you to verify this info with them. Listed in no particular order.
temvgoodbye.txt · Last modified: 2024.03.09 21:28 by Steve Isenberg