At Temple Emanuel, we seek to inspire A Lifelong Jewish Journey through

a passionate commitment to Jewish life, learning, community and spiritual growth.

Welcome to Rabbi Max Chaiken
We are so pleased to announce the appointment of Rabbi Max Chaiken as the new Rabbi of Temple Emanuel.

After a thorough and extensive search, Rabbi Chaiken was selected as Temple Emanuel’s next spiritual leader following unanimous approval by the Temple search committee, the Board of Governors and with congregational approval. Rabbi Chaiken will assume his new position on July 1, 2021.
 
Click here to read the full announcement and learn more about Rabbi Chaiken.  You can send him a letter of congratulations and welcome here.
 

 

Upcoming Programs & Events

Hadassah Shabbat Zachor Program
Sunday, February 21, 11:00am
Shabbat Zachor is the Shabbat of Remembrance, which holds particular meaning in the midst of the global COVID-19 pandemic as we remember and mourn all the lives lost. Hear about the ongoing fight against COVID-19 in Israel and a special “healing misha-bayrach.”

Teal and Yellow Vector Trivia Night Poster

Brotherhood Trivia Breakfast
Sunday, February 28, 9:00-10:45am
Bagel and Cream Cheese with a side of trivia!  Test your knowledge on Boston and sports at our virtual interactive breakfast.  Live scoring versus other players.  Win prizes up to $50.  Free for Paid-up Brotherhood Members, $10 for Non-members.  Register here by February 24 for breakfast to be delivered (if local).  

purim

Purim “Give and Get” Drive Thru
Sunday, February 28, 11:00-11:30am
Join us for our Purim Drive Thru Party! Bring  your food donation for Bread & Roses and in turn Rabbi Goldstein will share a special Purim treat, Cantor Irelander will share his favorite Purim songs, and our staff will hand out noisemakers and masks! Wear your costumes and celebrate Purim with Temple Emanuel!

 

Mishloach Manot Food Drive

Last day for collection is Sunday, February 28
Collection Box located at Main Entrance
Share in this mitzvah by donating the following items to our Food Drive!

  • Canned Beef Stew and Chili
  • Cereal
  • Macaroni & Cheese
  • Tuna

For each item that is donated, Temple Emanuel will match the donation by purchasing accompanying items.

Order your Purim Cookie Kit

Deadline to order kits is Sunday, February 21st.
Cookie kits may be picked up at the Purim Drive Thru on February 28th.
Sharon Morgenstern is back with her Purim Cookie Decorating Kits! Each kit includes 14 delicious butter cookies, 5 colors of glaze, 6 packs of sprinkles and candies, and brushes for decorating. $25 per kit
20% of each kit sold will be donated to TEMTY.  Click here to order your kit!

 

Past Programs

History of Temple Emanuel in the Merrimack Valley
Click here to watch the program. 

Supporting Parents and Caregivers of Children during Covid-19. 
Click here to watch the program. 

Get Out the Vote program with Alison King and Mimi Segel
Click here to watch the program.

Demagogues ad Hors d’oeuvres with Larry Tye
Click here to watch the program. 

100th Anniversary Havdalah
Click here to watch the service.
Thank you to all who participated and sent in greetings.

 andover tvA Rabbi, A Priest, And A Minister Walk Into A Studio.
Watch the latest episode of this local Andover television show featuring our Rabbi, Robert Goldstein, along with Rev. Michael Hodges of Christ Church and Rev. Dana Allen Walsh of South Church.

From the Union For Reform Judaism / Reform Movement

My People Are My People: What Israel's Supreme Court Ruling Means for Jews-by-Choice

My People Are My People: What Israel's Supreme Court Ruling Means for Jews-by-Choice kbkaput March 2, 2021

The Jewish people have been welcoming people in for thousands of years, and this ruling takes a tremendous step forward in proving that Israel is the Jewish State for all Jews.

Pandemic Passover, Take Two: The Long Journey through the Wilderness

Pandemic Passover, Take Two: The Long Journey through the Wilderness kbkaput March 2, 2021

Last Passover began the urgent quest to reinvent much of Jewish life, highlighting that some of the ways we “do” Judaism needed to be updated. This year has been a powerful catalyst to shifts in how we perform our holy work.

Israeli Teens File a Lawsuit Related to Enforcement of Coronavirus Rules

Israeli Teens File a Lawsuit Related to Enforcement of Coronavirus Rules kbkaput March 2, 2021

This year, because of the COVID-19 pandemic, nearly all schools in Israel have been closed for most of the year, leaving students stuck at home and trying to complete their studies remotely. All of them are hurting – emotionally and socially.

This New Reform Haggadah Combines Liturgy, Poetry, and Art

This New Reform Haggadah Combines Liturgy, Poetry, and Art kbkaput March 1, 2021

The Central Conference for American Rabbis (CCAR) has published a brand new Haggadah. Mishkan HaSeder combines traditional liturgy with an array of contemporary poetry, as well as abstract illustrations that provide readers with something unique to glean from its pages.