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At Temple Emanuel, we seek to inspire A Lifelong Jewish Journey through a passionate commitment to Jewish life, learning, community and spiritual growth.

We want to build a community based on inclusiveness, where everyone is welcome, regardless of age, marital status, sexual orientation, a Jew by birth or by choice.

Temple Emanuel is the largest Reform Congregation north of Boston and an active member of the Union for Reform Judaism (URJ). Temple Emanuel of Andover has become the religious and educational center for Reform Judaism in the Merrimack Valley. We invite you to become part of our community. Visit our Preschool and our Religious School. Join us for a service or one of our many social, cultural and educational programs. It is our hope that you will find these spiritually fulfilling and enjoyable. 

Please feel free to stop by or contact the Temple Office at 978.470.1356. Our staff is always happy to answer your questions. We look forward to speaking and meeting with you personally. Click here for New Member information

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Preschool at Temple Emanuel

1Preschool LogoWe are incredibly proud of the educational program we have created for you and your young children. We invite you take a look at what The Preschool at Temple Emanuel has to offer and schedule a tour. 

Lillian S. Kessel Religious School

TEMPLE-0253We seek to model and inspire a commitment to Jewish living and to the discovery of the joy, meaning and relevance of Judaism in our everyday lives. Wherever your family is on its journey (Jewish and otherwise), we welcome you here. Enroll now.

Adult Education

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Social Action

IMG 0755Get involved with our community. Temple Emanuel members are actively involved with coordinating the efforts of the congregation’s activities, fulfilling the mitzvah of tikkun olam, repairing the world.  

Our Bulletin

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Upcoming Events


09.26.2016 9:15 am - 10:15 am


09.27.2016 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm


09.28.2016 9:15 am - 10:30 am


09.29.2016 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm


09.30.2016 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Temple Emanuel Updates



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AndovertvA Rabbi, A Priest, And A Minister Walk Into A Studio...

Watch the latest episodes of this local TV show featuring our very own Rabbi Goldstein, along with Rev. Michael Hodges of Christ Church and Rev. Dana Allen Walsh of South Church. Watch here

High Holy Day Ushers Needed

We encourage men and women to perform this mitzvah. Ushering includes checking tickets, helping people to their seats, handing out or collecting prayer books and assisting in maintaining order throughout the building during services. This is a great way to get involved at the Temple and start the New Year off with a mitzvah. Please sign up online to volunteer as a Temple Emanuel usher during the 2016 High Holy Days. A few days prior to the holidays you will receive Ushering Guidelines via email. Sign up here. For more information, please contact Neal Roberts.

bagelBabies and Bagels
Mondays, 9:15am

Meet with other moms to talk, share stories and ideas and have some fun with your little one! Enjoy a bagel and coffee while you and your baby socialize. Every Monday, 9:15 - 10:45 am beginning September 12. $20 for the year. Contact Amy Rothstein for more information.

selichotSelichot Movie and Service
Saturday, September 24, 7pm *Note time change

Come see "A Cantor's Tale", the story of traditional cantorial music as told through the eyes of Cantor Jacob "Jackie" Mendelson. Join us for this documentary about a time when Broadway producers would try to lure big name cantors out of the pulpit and into the footlights.
Services led by Rabbi Goldstein and Cantor Irelander. Refreshments in the Multi-Purpose Room

Merrimack Valley Jewish Coalition for Literacy
Thursday, September 29, 7pm

Interested in giving the gift of reading to a child? Join us at the 14th Annual Kick-Off Meeting of the Merrimack Valley Jewish Coalition for Literacy. Thursday, September 29 7:00 - 8:30 pm in The Activity Room (Ground Level), Memorial Hall Library, Andover.

Jewish Book Club
Thursday, September 29, 7pm

Join Temple Emanuel's Jewish Book Group to discuss The Book of Esther: A Novel, by Emily Barton.

Brotherhood Breakfast
Sunday, October 2, 9am

Join us for our first Brotherhood Signature Breakfast of the season. Our speaker will be Sobhan Namvar, the expert hired by the Town of Andover to help fight the opioid epidemic in Andover. Read more about Mr. Namvar in this article and join us for what promises to be a very lively discussion.
You do not need to be a Brotherhood member to attend. 

Men's Programming
Begins October 2016

Join Rabbinic Intern Rabbi Matt Ponak at his adult education offerings at the Temple.
Introduction to Hasidic Judaism - first meeting October 20, 7:00 - 8:30 pm
Under 40 Married Men's Group - first meeting October 27, 7:00 - 9:00 pm

Trip to Israel with Cantor Idan
June 2017

Cantor Idan is very excited to lead the next Temple Emanuel Trip to Israel! If you are considering a family trip to Israel, or would like to have your child's Bar/Bat Mitzvah in Israel, this is the perfect Israel experience trip for you! The trip will be 10 days beginning June 25, 2017. For more information, please contact the Temple office at 978.470.1356.