Welcome to Temple Ahavat Achim

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  • Welcome

    We are Temple Ahavat Achim in Gloucester, MA. For more than 100 years we have been, quite simply, the center of Jewish Life on Cape Ann and surrounding North Shore towns.

  • Our teen programming is based on experiential learning and gimilut hasadim (acts of loving kindness). We learn to be Jewish is to do Jewish!

  • We are the only Jewish congregation on Cape Ann. We have been an integral part of the community for over a century. There is a real sense that each one of us is needed to nurture and sustain Jewish life here.

  • Our lively, creative synagogue school is for students K-8th grade, and we have Shabbat and Sunday morning programs for 0-preschool ages, too!

  • We invite you to join us!

Events

TAA 2025: Planning for Our Future

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Sign up for one or more of these focus groups and/or the Strategic Planning Breakfast. All held at TAA. Sign-ups due by Friday, March 1st. For questions feel free to contact facilitators or the TAA office.

Adult Torah Study with Rabbi Lewis

Thursdays at 11 am

Neighborhood Shabbat

Click here for details.

Second Annual TAA Jewish Film Series

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The First Annual TAA Jewish Film Festival will be held on three successive Sunday afternoons from 2-4 PM staring February 17th. For more details and to RSVP, please CLICK HERE 

Let's Make Hummus!

Sunday, March 17th at 3 pm

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Join Israelis Sapir Uzan and Michal Sella for a taste of Israel at a fun, interactive hummus-making workshop.
Sapir and Michal are young Israeli ambassadors, who are spending a year working in our community as part of CJP’s Shinshinim program.

Free and open to the community! Advanced registration required - please CLICK HERE.

Musical Kabbalat Shabbat 

Friday, March 1st at 5:30 pm


Please join us for the Musical Kabbalat Shabbat with our latke pre-neg and oneg!

5:30 pm Pre-neg

6:15 pm Service begins 

7:15 pm Oneg

This is a FREE event. Everyone is welcome!

CLICK HERE TO RSVP

News

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Rabbi Myron and Eileen Geller Endowment Campaign Updates

 

CLICK HERE

 

SAVE THE DATES FOR OUR EXCITING SPRING-SUMMER 2019 EVENTS!

Thursday, March 21st

TAA Purim Party

Time and details to follow

 

Saturday, April 20th

Second TAA Seder

Time and details to follow

 

Sunday, April 28th

"For Our Fathers": A wonderful program in conjunction with the Gloucester Meetinghouse Foundation

Time and details to follow

 

Friday, May 3rd

Musical Shabbat with Pre-neg and Oneg

 

Friday, June 21st

Pot Luck Dinner and Service at Stage Fork Park

 

Friday, July 19th

Dinner and Service on Good Harbor Beach
 

Looking ahead:

July - "Artists on the Balcony at Twilight"

Saturday, August 24th - A special musical night with Rabbi Deborah Zecher

Connect

>>> THIS WEEK'S NEWSLETTER: CLICK HERE

 

PLEASE NOTE: TAA Office Coordinator Natalia Carollo is away February 25-March 5th. If you need her assistance, please email her.

 

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Donations & Dues

Make a donation or pay your dues online.


Click Here for the Photo Gallery

TAA photo

See images from recent events, and a record of our past


Hebrew Calendar

Weekly Torah Portion

 

Eric and Cynthia Kaplan

Cynthia and I came to TAA 12 years ago when we moved part-time to Gloucester.  TAA is a "Hamish" place and the Rabbi is a big part of why we enjoy it. 

I am a retired pediatrician having practiced for 40 years in Lowell and Westford. We lived in Chelmsford and raised our two daughters there.  My wife Cynthia loves plants and has worked at Cavicchio Greenhouses for many years.  One of our daughters is a lawyer in Massachusetts and the other owns a scene design shop for off Broadway shows in Brooklyn, NY. 

I enjoy the many opportunities to engage and help out at TAA.  I have joined the kitchen "crew", the Torah study class, and am a regular at Shabbat services and Sunday minyan. Having been a board member at my previous shuls for 25 years, I hope to have something to offer the TAA board of directors.