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

Thursdays, Feb 29-Apr 18 @ 7:00 pm

Introduction to Kabbalah and Jewish Mysticism with Visiting Scholar, Rabbi Neal Gold

Sunday, Mar 17 @ 5:00 pm

Film Screening of Shared Legacies: The African American – Jewish Civil Rights Alliance

Sunday, Mar 24 @ 9:00 am

Community Purim Celebration

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 (Sept – 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. 01 Mar

    Bagels, Babies and Beyond

    9:30 am - 10:30 am

    Next dates: 08 Mar | 15 Mar | 29 Mar |
  2. 01 Mar
  3. 02 Mar

    Shabbat Morning Service

    9:00 am - 10:00 am

    Next dates: 09 Mar | 16 Mar | 30 Mar |
  4. 03 Mar

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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

Nine Spring-Inspired Hebrew Names

Nine Spring-Inspired Hebrew Names jemerman

Whether you're planning to welcome a child into your family, are preparing to choose your own Hebrew name, or just enjoy learning about the meanings and stories that names hold, I hope you'll be inspired by one of these nine names inspired by Purim, Passover, and the renewal of spring.

The Bagel: A Popular, Polarizing, Perfect Snack

The Bagel: A Popular, Polarizing, Perfect Snack jemerman

Jewish food is as diverse as the Jewish community itself, reflecting cultural, historical, and geographical influences. In North America, though, no single Jewish food is as ubiquitous or well-known as the humble bagel.

Eight Unforgettable Jewish Oscar-Winning Movies

Eight Unforgettable Jewish Oscar-Winning Movies jemerman

With the nominees announced for the 96th Academy Awards, "Oppenheimer," "Zone of Interest," and "Maestro" bring Jewish figures and history into this year's celebration. To whet your appetite, try watching some (or all) of these eight Oscar winners from past years with strong Jewish roots.

Protecting, Expanding, and Strengthening our Democracy: Every Voice, Every Vote 2024

Protecting, Expanding, and Strengthening our Democracy: Every Voice, Every Vote 2024 jemerman

On March 20, we will prepare to engage voters from marginalized communities as we launch our 2024 Every Voice, Every Vote Campaign!