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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Rabbi Chaiken and Cantor Reef-Simpson on the bimah
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The Calendar

Events and opportunities to learn, celebrate, connect, and worship with your Temple Emanuel family.

Featured

Saturday, Jan 28 @ 6:00 pm

Pub Trivia Night

Sunday, Jan 29 @ 10:00 am

South Church Pulpit Exchange

Tuesday, Jan 31 @ 7:00 pm

Economic Ethics, Values, and Judaism
With Rabbi Chaiken

Join for Shabbat!

Shabbat Evening Service

Fridays @ 6:30 pm
Sanctuary | Zoom | Facebook

Shabbat Morning Service

Saturdays @ 9 am
Chapel | Zoom

Sunday Morning Family Service

Sundays (Sept – Jun) @ 11 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. 29 Jan

    Religious School

    9:00 am - 11:30 am

    Next dates: 05 Feb | 12 Feb | 05 Mar |
  2. 29 Jan

    Pulpit Exchange at South Church

    9:00 am - 11:00 am
  3. 29 Jan

    Holiday Happenings

    9:00 am - 11:30 am
  4. 31 Jan

    Economic Ethics, Values, and Judaism

    7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

    Next dates: 14 Feb | 28 Feb | 14 Mar |

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I’m a member.

Visit the Member Portal, our members-only hub where you can view and manage your Temple Emanuel membership – make a dues payment, update your contact info, check on an upcoming yahrzeit, and more!

I’d like to join.

Great! We’d love for you to be a part of our family of families. You can read a bit more about what it means to be a member of our community at the link below and we’re here to answer any questions. Just reach out whenever you’re ready.

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 Max Chaiken, 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

Remembrance and Beyond: International Holocaust Remembrance Day

Remembrance and Beyond: International Holocaust Remembrance Day rj-admin-new January 27, 2023

What does it mean to remember? It is to live in more than one world, to prevent the past from fading, and to call upon the future to illuminate it.

Thinking Outside the (Tzedek) Boxes

Thinking Outside the (Tzedek) Boxes jemerman January 26, 2023

A camel carrying a load. A golden pair of balanced scales. An open heart and an open mind. These are three of more than two dozen artists' visions of justice and righteousness featured in the invitational exhibition, "Tzedek Boxes: Justice Shall You Pursue."

Tu BiShvat - Nature’s Invitation to Grow

Tu BiShvat - Nature’s Invitation to Grow jemerman January 25, 2023

Tu BiShvat, the Jewish New Year of the Trees, is upon us. While it may not be the most celebrated new year in the Jewish tradition, there is a simple power to the holiday - the call for us to become attuned to nature and learn what it can teach us about personal growth.

Envisioning Home

Envisioning Home jemerman January 19, 2023

Some of the best stories from our tradition involve a question presented on one level that is answered on a completely different and surprising level.