Thank you for expressing interest in becoming part of the Temple Emanuel Community! We are a diverse and vibrant congregation consisting of 465 families. Rabbi Max Chaiken and Cantor Rachel Reef-Simpson provide our Spiritual and Musical Leadership.

Please contact our Executive Director, Maureen Chapman, at 978.470.1356 for more information and a prospective member packet which includes a newsletter, calendar of upcoming events, schedule of services and school brochures. You can also download our Membership Registration Form and Dues Policy for more information.

Membership Benefits Include:
  • High Holy Day tickets
  • Our clergy available for personal and life-cycle events
  • Three (3) Shabbat Services
  • A Sunday Morning Community Service when religious school is in session
  • Temple events and holiday celebrations
  • Regular offerings of adult classes, groups and cultural programs
  • Educational and youth activities for children (Religious School has an additional fee)
  • Subscription to Temple Bulletin
  • Opportunity to purchase cemetery plots at the Temple Emanuel Cemetery at a special member rate (also available to non-members)

Dues Structure

The dues structure, is an essential component of maintaining our religious institution. It is not intended to preclude membership for anyone who seeks to be part of the Temple Emanuel Community. Please speak with Maureen regarding the personalized process for adjustments. No one will be turned away due to their inability to pay.


A Note from our Rabbi:

Welcome and thank you for expressing interest in joining our “family of families.” We are a diverse congregation, consisting of young families, empty-nesters, singles, Jews by birth, Jews by choice and inter-faith families. We are a congregation of seekers: people searching for meaning in their lives and ways to find purpose in our swiftly-changing often chaotic world. We celebrate holidays together, learn together, and mostly support each other in times of sorrow and joy.

We believe the Jewish way of life offers us direction, whether it is planning a bar/bat mitzvah or wedding, or volunteering at a local soup kitchen. Mostly we are committed to opening our doors wide so that we can warmly welcome all who wish to become a part of our community.

I personally invite you to join us for Shabbat or an event that interests you to meet the Temple members and as well as our Clergy.