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

Tuesday, Apr 23 @ 6:00 pm

Community Passover Seder

Friday, May 3 @ 6:30 pm

Shabbat Evening Service and Congregational Shabbat Dinner

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. 13 Apr
  2. 14 Apr
  3. 18 Apr

    Taste of Torah

    10:30 am - 11:30 am

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

    Thursday Mah Jongg

    1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

    Next dates: 25 Apr | 02 May | 09 May |

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Be(come) a Member

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.

The Latest News

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

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.

Modern-Day Plagues of Injustice and Inequality

Modern-Day Plagues of Injustice and Inequality jemerman

On Passover, we recount the Ten Plagues that were inflicted upon the Egyptian people. Below you can find some of the "plagues" and injustices that afflict our present-day society and actions you can take.

Burning Our Emotional Chameitz

Burning Our Emotional Chameitz sdolgov

I grew up in a family that was all about making Jewish ritual our own, and there was no greater holiday for our collective creativity than Passover.