We are a Family of Families

Temple Emanuel is a Reform Jewish community in Andover, MA committed to honoring our legacy while embracing new traditions, opening our hearts to all who wish to join, and actively engaging in Jewish life together.

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The Calendar

Events and opportunities to learn, celebrate, connect, and worship with your Temple Emanuel family.

Featured

Friday, Jun 21 @ 6:00 pm

Congregational Dinner Meeting, Volunteer Recognition Shabbat & Tribute to Rabbi Jessica Spitalnic-Mates

Saturday, Jun 22 @ 6:00 pm

Dinner, Havdalah & Screening of the Documentary “Nathan-ism”

Sunday, Jun 23 @ 1:35 pm

Family Day at The Fisher Cats Ballpark

Join for Shabbat!

Shabbat Evening Service

Fridays @ 6:30 pm
Sanctuary | Zoom | Facebook

Shabbat Morning Service

Saturdays @ 9 am*
Chapel | Zoom
*See Shabbat Dates + Details 

Sunday Morning Family Service

Sundays (Sep – Jun) @ 9 am
Sanctuary

Can’t make it in person? There are opportunities to join via Zoom or tune in on Facebook. Click the link below to learn more!

What else is coming up?

  1. 20 Jun

    Taste of Torah

    10:30 am - 11:30 am
  2. 20 Jun

    Mah Jongg

    1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

    Next dates: 27 Jun | 11 Jul | 18 Jul |
  3. 21 Jun
  4. 22 Jun

    Shabbat Morning Service

    9:00 am - 10:00 am

    Next dates: 29 Jun | 06 Jul | 13 Jul |

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Be(come) a Member

I’m a member.

Visit the Member Portal, our members-only hub where you can view and manage your Temple Emanuel membership – make a dues payment, update your contact info, check on an upcoming yahrzeit, and more!

I’d like to join.

Great! We’d love for you to be a part of our family of families. You can read a bit more about what it means to be a member of our community at the link below and we’re here to answer any questions. Just reach out whenever you’re ready.

Get Involved

There’s a place for you here – explore some of the ways we come together to learn, grow, and build community.

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The Preschool

A safe, loving environment where children feel free to explore and learn.

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Religious School

Helping youth build strong Jewish identities and prepare for B’nai Mitzvah.

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Social Action

Opportunities to strengthen your Jewish identity by repairing our world.

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Music

Music plays an integral part in our community life – explore how you can lift your voice.

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Adult Education

Discover and strengthen your connection to Judaism through lifelong learning.

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Social Opportunities

Connect with your Temple Emanuel family – explore our social groups and events.

We’re here for you.

Rabbi Jessica Spitalnic Mates, Cantor Rachel Reef-Simpson and your entire Temple Emanuel family are here for you. We are here to celebrate your joys, support you in moments of transition, challenge, or loss, and partner with you as you seek meaning and purpose in our world.

From the Union For Reform Judaism / Reform Movement

Making a Jewish Ritual for my Divorce

Making a Jewish Ritual for my Divorce jemerman

In the weeks leading up to my civil divorce, I delved into Jewish tradition to see how I could mark it Jewishly. I'd been married under a chuppah with the exquisite blessings of our tradition; simply marking my divorce in the Cook County courthouse was not going to suffice.

Creating Community on World Refugee Day

Creating Community on World Refugee Day jemerman

June 20 marks World Refugee Day, which honors the experiences of refugees and celebrates their contributions to their communities and the world. The UN Refugee Agency reports that more than 114 million individuals were forcibly displaced by the end of 2023, with more than 35 million identified as refugees.

What Should Jewish LGBTQ+ Spaces Look Like?

What Should Jewish LGBTQ+ Spaces Look Like? jemerman

For many LGBTQ+ Jews in the United States, LGBTQ+ synagogues and organizations offer that sustenance.

Empowering Camp Staff and Counselors to Address Difficult Questions about Israel and Beyond

Empowering Camp Staff and Counselors to Address Difficult Questions about Israel and Beyond jemerman

As we gear up for another unforgettable summer at URJ Camps - and with some camps already in full swing - we are reminded that today, more than ever, providing safe, nurturing spaces for our campers, counselors, and staff is of utmost importance.