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

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

Upcoming Programs & Events

Shabbat Shira

Friday, January 14, 6:30pm
Our men’s band, The Abbas, and Cantor Idan Irelander will share their talents as we honor the Shabbat of Songs with a special Friday Sabbath Eve service. We will welcome an alum of A Better Chance of Andover to share their story in commemoration of Martin Luther King, Jr. weekend. 

 

pulpit exchange

Friday, January 21, 6:30pm
For more than 25 years, Temple Emanuel and South Church have joined together in a wonderful expression of fellowship and unity. Rev, Dana Walsh will lead a thought provoking sermon. We will hear from the musical talent of both. A Grab-N-Go oneg will be provided. 

Covid Updates

COVID-19 Updates
We continue to monitor the COVID-19 Pandemic. Click here to read our most recent update and current policies.

At this time, our Friday Sabbath Eve Services will move to Online ONLY. 

 

 

Past Programs

History of Temple Emanuel in the Merrimack Valley
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.

From the Union For Reform Judaism / Reform Movement

The Worst Ninety Minutes in Jewish History

The Worst Ninety Minutes in Jewish History jemerman January 14, 2022

Eighty years ago on January 20, 1942, the infamous Wannsee Conference took place in a large lakeside three-story mansion in suburban Berlin. Fifteen Nazi German leaders attended the meeting that coordinated plans to "orderly execute" ---murder--- millions of Jews during World War II.

“Treat the Earth well. It was not given to you by your parents, it was loaned to you by your children”

“Treat the Earth well. It was not given to you by your parents, it was loaned to you by your children” jemerman January 11, 2022

The upcoming holiday of Tu BiShvat -- the birthday of the trees - brings back a memory of the American Museum of Natural History in New York. In the museum is an enormous cross-section of a giant sequoia tree. Standing before it is a sublime experience. The cross-section overwhelms you with its sheer size, inspiring questions about the size of the tree it was cut from.

How to Make Your First Tu BiShvat Seder Meaningful and Fun

How to Make Your First Tu BiShvat Seder Meaningful and Fun kbkaput January 3, 2022

As I thought about what would be involved if we did our own Tu BiShvat seder, it seemed interesting and fun. Tasting lots of fruits? Marking a time to appreciate, mindfully and respectfully, trees and the earth? Drinking wines and grape juices? Yes, please.

Best Jewish Films of 2021

Best Jewish Films of 2021 jemerman December 27, 2021

As 2021 draws to a close, it's a good time to reflect on the year in Jewish film and highlight six worthy of your attention. Two of the films here are from first-time filmmakers, another pair are Holocaust documentaries, and the final duo draw their tales from the past. Here is my list of the best Jewish films released in the U.S. in 2021.