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

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

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Sign up for our Drive Thru Farewell for Rabbi Robert and Faith Goldstein
Wednesday, June 9, 6-8pm
Thursday, June 10, 4-6pm

Rabbi and Faith Goldstein will be available for congregants and friends to drive by and say a socially distant, in-person farewell on Wednesday, June 9th between 6–8 p.m. and Thursday, June 10th between 4-6 p.m. Please sign up for a time slot by May 24 by clicking hereAs you drive through the Temple parking lot, you will be given a special Shabbat Bag, a tribute book, and a program for the farewell service.

We are thrilled to honor Rabbi and Faith Goldstein for their 31 years of service to Temple Emanuel of Andover and the community with a permanent pavilion at the Temple, a named fund to support Judaic Excellence and a wonderful Shabbat celebration.

Upcoming Programs & Events

Book Group 3.4.21

Book Group
Tuesday, May 11, 7:00pm
This story blends philosophical questions with a unique thriller and a group of teenagers who command your attention. 


Book Discussion with Jean Trounstine
Author of “A Boy with a Knife”
May 13, 7:00pm
Join the author, Jean Trounstine, to discuss this story of murder, remorse and a prisoner’s fight for justice.

Click here for more information.

Taking up Space Virtual Book Launch with Alyson Gerber
Sunday, May 23, 11:00am
Alyson Gerber returns to Temple Emanuel for a virtual event on body image, disordered eating, and her new book TAKING UP SPACE
Pre-order your copy of TAKING UP SPACE to have Alyson sign and personalize a bookplate!
Click here to register for this event.
Books will be available for pick up at the temple on Sunday, May 23 from 10-10:30am, along with a special swag bag from Alyson Gerber.



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.



This unique program offers small class sizes and play based learning. The curriculum aligns with the Massachusetts state frameworks as well as the Andover Public Schools. We have limited spots available for the 2021-2022 school year. Please call 978-470-1563 or email Betsy Kachel for more information or to set up a tour!

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.

 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

Make Memorial Day Count in 2021

Make Memorial Day Count in 2021 jstern May 11, 2021

On Shavuot, the holiday when we celebrate receiving the Torah marks the completion of counting

A Prayer for Peace

A Prayer for Peace urjadmin May 11, 2021

As Reform Jews, we stand strongly together with our brothers and sisters in Israel. Over the past 48 hours, Hamas has launched a massive barrage of rocket fire on southern and central Israel. At last report, six Israeli civilians have been killed and hundreds of thousands more - from Tel Aviv to Beersheba –are confined to bomb shelters. Innocent civilians in Gaza have fallen victim to this latest round of violence as well. Furthermore, the rapid escalation of violence within Israel's own borders between Jewish and Palestinian citizens of Israel is a new, and deeply troubling, development. We pray that calm will be restored soon.

First Thoughts on the Latest Pew Research Center Study on Jewish Americans

First Thoughts on the Latest Pew Research Center Study on Jewish Americans urjadmin May 11, 2021

In the days and weeks ahead, much will be written about the Pew Research Center’s "Jewish Americans in 2020." Having just received the full study today, we are still absorbing its findings. The Pew data is likely to provide a wealth of information that can be a useful resource for understanding many aspects of our community

Accessing a New Kind of Jewish Community Through Introduction to Judaism Online

Accessing a New Kind of Jewish Community Through Introduction to Judaism Online urjadmin May 11, 2021

Three years before the COVID-19 pandemic response sheltered millions of people at home and drove us to do all things virtual, the URJ was crafting online communities of learners as they journeyed together through our 21 sessions of Introduction to Judaism Online.