Thank you for expressing interest in becoming part of the Temple Emanuel community! We are a vibrant, diverse and inclusive Reform congregation based in the Merrimack Valley, committed to opening our hearts and our doors to all who wish to actively engage in Jewish life together. Our dynamic programming and services draw congregants from a wide range of towns in Massachusetts and New Hampshire. Our clergy team inspires and guides our congregants through their exceptional spiritual and musical leadership.

Please contact us or call (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.

As a member of Temple Emanuel, you will be part of a supportive family, a connected group of friends, and a warm, welcoming and vibrant Jewish community. Your Temple Emanuel membership also includes:

  • High Holy Day tickets for those in your household
  • Our clergy to officiate at life-cycle events and for pastoral counseling and care
  • Shabbat services each Friday night and Saturday morning, a Sunday morning community service when religious school is in session, and a full range of holiday services and celebrations
  • Regular offerings of adult classes, groups and cultural programs
  • Educational and youth programming for children (religious school has an additional fee)
  • Subscription to the temple Bulletin
  • Special member rates for plots at the Temple Emanuel cemetery
  • Opportunities for involvement in tikkun olam (social action and social justice work to help repair our world)


The dues structure is an essential component of maintaining our religious institution. Temple Emanuel is committed to accessibility for all regardless of financial circumstances. If the cost of membership presents a financial hardship, please contact our executive director by email or at (978) 470-1356 to confidentially discuss how we can help.


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.