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, May 3 @ 6:30 pm

Shabbat Evening Service and Congregational Shabbat Dinner

Sunday, May 5 @ 9:30 am

Braverman Brunch and Lecture – It’s More than Calories: Food as Communication

Friday, May 17 – Sunday, May 19

Artist-in-Residence Weekend Featuring Singer-Songwriter Dan Nichols

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. 18 Apr

    Taste of Torah

    10:30 am - 11:30 am

    Next dates: 25 Apr | 02 May | 09 May |
  2. 18 Apr

    Thursday Mah Jongg

    1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

    Next dates: 25 Apr | 02 May | 09 May |
  3. 18 Apr
  4. 19 Apr

    Shabbat Evening Service

    6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

    Next dates: 24 May | 31 May | 07 Jun |

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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

Harnessing the Power of our Mothers Around the Seder Table

Harnessing the Power of our Mothers Around the Seder Table jemerman

We have so much to learn from our mothers, past and present. Soon, we'll return to the story of Passover and to the narratives of three remarkable mothers whose determination, fearlessness, and love changed the course of biblical history.

Melding Tradition and Innovation: Our Interfaith Toddler Naming Ceremony

Melding Tradition and Innovation: Our Interfaith Toddler Naming Ceremony jemerman

When I found out I was pregnant, my mind was immediately filled with questions and plans. When my son Logan was born at 34 weeks, many of those plans quickly changed.

A Place at the Table: How an Accessible Haggadah Creates a Seder of Belonging

A Place at the Table: How an Accessible Haggadah Creates a Seder of Belonging jemerman

As someone who is completely blind, I have enjoyed many opportunities to fully participate in the Jewish community because of accessible materials.

Passover 2024: The Three Central Messages of Pesach

Passover 2024: The Three Central Messages of Pesach jemerman

The Exodus story is the master narrative of the Jewish people. As most of us know, it tells the story of the Hebrew slaves in Egypt and the rise of Moses as their liberator. It reminds us that in 2024, the universality of Passover's three-part message again reverberates through the generations: freedom, love, and justice.