Temple Emanuel of the Merrimack Valley

Affiliation: Reform

Lowell, MA 01852

(978) 454-1372

http://temv.org

Our congregation won the 2019 Belin Award from the Union for Reform Judaism (the organization representing North American Reform congregations) for our “audacious hospitality” to LGBTQ members, prospective members, and those with LGBTQ family and friends. The positive items that we did not check above are only because they do not apply to our small congregation (e.g., we do not offer any overnight programming or changing rooms of any type). Additionally, Reform Judaism does not deal with issues of halacha.

Categories

  • Synagogue

Features

  • Does LGBTQ Advocacy
  • Does LGBTQ Outreach
  • Gender Inclusive Bathrooms
  • Has Inclusive Materials
  • Has LGBTQ Library Resources
  • Has LGBTQ Programming
  • Has Out Leadership
  • Has Out Parents
  • Has Out Participants
  • Lifecycle Occasions
  • Staff Trained on Inclusion
  • Uses LGBTQ-Inclusive Language

Wedding Commitments

  • Weddings/commitment ceremonies for same-sex couples are performed in our synagogue
  • Will perform a commitment ceremony for a Jewish same-sex couple
  • Will perform a commitment ceremony for a same-sex interfaith couple
  • Will perform a wedding for a Jewish same-sex couple
  • Will perform a wedding for a same-sex interfaith couple
Keshet

National Office

284 Amory Street
Boston, MA 02130
Phone: 617.524.9227

New York Office

368 9th Avenue
New York, NY 10001

San Francisco Office

2625 Alcatraz Ave
#275
Berkeley Ca, 94705

Chicago Office

4411 N Ravenswood Avenue
Suite 300
Chicago, IL 60640