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At Temple Emanuel, we seek to inspire A Lifelong Jewish Journey through a passionate commitment to Jewish life, learning, community and spiritual growth.

We want to build a community based on inclusiveness, where everyone is welcome, regardless of age, marital status, sexual orientation, a Jew by birth or by choice.

Temple Emanuel is the largest Reform Congregation north of Boston and an active member of the Union for Reform Judaism (URJ). Temple Emanuel of Andover has become the religious and educational center for Reform Judaism in the Merrimack Valley. We invite you to become part of our community. Visit our Preschool and our Religious School. Join us for a service or one of our many social, cultural and educational programs. It is our hope that you will find these spiritually fulfilling and enjoyable. 

Please feel free to stop by or contact the Temple Office at 978.470.1356. Our staff is always happy to answer your questions. We look forward to speaking and meeting with you personally. Click here for New Member information

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Watch the latest episodes of this local TV show featuring our very own Rabbi Goldstein, along with Rev. Michael Hodges of Christ Church and Rev. Dana Allen Walsh of South Church. Watch here


Thanks for helping with the Temple Emanuel 2016 Yom Kippur Food Drive!


Your participation in this year’s food drive made the delivery go SO quickly! I’d like to share a message from Susan McGibbon Sirois, the Executive Director of Bread & Roses: “Your meal continues to be one of the healthiest every month. The folks love the chicken salad & tots as much as they love the mac & cheese and hot dogs in the winter. The Food Drive – thank you! I know that intellectually you know what this means for Bread & Roses, but from an emotional level, your food drive is the grand daddy that carries us through the winter. The generosity of the folks from the Temple goes way beyond reasonable expectations. You’ve all been so good to us, whether by carrying in or serving meals or by making us the benefactors of this food drive. It is truly because of folks like you that we are able to continue to feed the hungry in our neighborhood. The grand total of food delivered this morning as 2899 lbs! About 100 bls was paper products. Over a ton!! Thank you, thank you, thank you!”

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Preschool at Temple Emanuel

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Lillian S. Kessel Religious School

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Adult Education

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Our Bulletin

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Upcoming Events






10.22.2016 9:00 am - 10:30 am


10.22.2016 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm



Live Streaming of Services

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Brotherhood Annual Couples Night Out
Saturday, November 12, 7pm 

Join the Brotherhood of Temple Emanuel for its Annual Couples Night Out featuring a Taste of Mexico. Click here for more information and registration.

Bible Study
Thursday, October 20, 10:30am

Rabbi Goldstein's weekly Bible Study continues. Join the Rabbi for a lively hour full of discussion, debate and, of course, humor.

Brotherhood Men's Night Out
Thursday, October 20

Join Brotherhood members at the Great American Tavern in North Reading for their first Men's Night Out of the season. Hang out, have some appetizers and drinks while taking in the Thursday Night Football game.

Mussar Group
Thursday, October 20, 7pm

Join Rabbi Jillian Cameron as she leads the Mussar Group. Jillian is currently the Director of Interfaith Family/Boston. Join us for this important Jewish exploration as we learn from each other and about ourselves.

Introduction to Hasidic Judaism
Thursday, October 20, 7pm

Join Rabbinic Intern Rabbi Matt Ponak who will introduce you to some of the most relevant teachings and insights that Hassidism has to offer today.

Family Shabbat Dinner and Service
Friday, October 28, 6pm

Join us for our first Shabbat Dinner of the school year, followed by the Community Torah Celebration and Sabbath Eve Service featuring Grade Two. Free Israeli flags for all of the children. RSVP for dinner with check and this form by October 21. Please note for 2nd grade families only, please RSVP with number attending - no payment is necessary.

Mistral Concert
Sunday, October 30, 5pm

MISTRAL, one of Boston's preeminent chamber music series, now celebrating its 20th anniversary season, has announced the return of their popular family concert on Sunday, October 30. All children's tickets are free at the door depending on availability, or $10 online. Mike and Kitty Dukakis make guest appearances as narrators in Mistral's infectiously fun family concert, Young at Heart, with a musical menagerie and timeless tales designed to delight concert goers from age 8 to 98. For more information, click here.

Jewish Book Group
Thursday, November 3, 7pm

Join Rabbi Jillian Cameron as she leads discussion about the book "My Name is Asher Lev" by Chaim Potok.

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Mondays, 9:15am

Meet with other moms to talk, share stories and ideas and have some fun with your little one! Enjoy a bagel and coffee while you and your baby socialize. Every Monday, 9:15 - 10:45 am beginning September 12. $20 for the year. Contact Amy Rothstein for more information.

Our Condolences

We are saddened by the passing of our beloved congregant, Hildegard Lebow. The Temple Emanuel community offers deepest condolences to the Lebow family. Memorial Observances are private.

We are saddened by the passing of our beloved congregant, Joel Edelstein. The Temple Emanuel community offers deepest condolences to The Edelstein and Lynch families on the passing of their beloved husband, father and grandfather. Joel was the beloved husband of Charlotte Lynch and the late Lois Edelstein, beloved father of Anne, Bernard and the late Daniel,beloved step father of Susan, Rachel and Daniel, and beloved grandfather. Funeral Service will be held on Tuesday, October 11 at Temple Emanuel at 11:00 am. Interment to follow at Temple Emanuel Cemetery on Mt. Vernon Street in Lawrence. Shiva Information can be found here.