About Temple Emanuel

Temple Emanuel of Andover was founded in Lawrence, Massachusetts in 1920 by a group of 30 families. In 1957, the Temple relocated to a new building on Lowell Street in the Tower Hill section of Lawrence and affiliated with the Union of American Hebrew Congregations (now the Union for Reform Judaism.) In 1979, the congregation moved to its present location in Andover, and in 1998, we broke ground on our education wing and chapel.

Today, Temple Emanuel serves members throughout the Merrimack Valley and provides a home for our community’s lifelong Jewish journey. The congregation supports a full range of programs for people age 0 to 120. From programs like Babies and Bagels, Holiday Happenings and our outstanding preschool, to our religious school and informal youth programming, to numerous ways for adults to be involved in everything from social action and social justice to adult education, support with lifecycle events and beyond. Our Temple relies not only on our dedicated staff and teachers, but also on our lay leadership, our Board of Governors, active committees, and our Sisterhood and Brotherhood to build community and maintain a robust calendar of spiritual, social, cultural, and educational opportunities.

At Temple Emanuel, we pride ourselves on being a diverse and inclusive community, welcoming all regardless of gender, race, age, ability, nationality, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, family or socioeconomic status. If you would like membership information, please contact us or call the Temple office at (978) 470-1356during business hours: Monday–Thursday 8:30 am–4:30 pm and Friday 8:30 am–3:00 pm.