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

Adult Torah Study with Rabbi Lewis

Thursdays at 11 am

Neighborhood Shabbat

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HIGH HOLIDAYS AT TAA!

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News

HIGH HOLIDAY SMOKED SALMON SALE!

A Deliciously Fabulous TAA Fundraiser!
As many of you have requested, we are, once again, having a Smoked Salmon Sale for Rosh Hashanah!! (This year, Erev Rosh Hashanah starts on Sunday night, September 9th.)

KOSHER SMOKED SALMON - ONLY $36/PER PACKAGE (Each Package is 2 lbs)

PLACE YOUR ORDERS BY FRIDAY, AUGUST 24th!

Vacuum-packed, pre-sliced, restaurant quality, fresh, never frozen. Freezes well for up to 6 months. (Wrap it in wax paper first, then plastic wrap.)

Pick-up at TAA on Wednesday-Friday, September 5-7th.

CLICK HERE to place your order 

Calling All Grandparents!

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TAA would like to honor our congregational "grandfriends" and grandchildren of all ages for this year's Break-the-Fast! If you are a "Grandfriend" or Grandma, Grandpa, Nana, Papa, Bubbe, Zayde, Savta, or Saba,  join us in honoring your special "grandfriends" or grandkids! We must raise $1,800 to cover the costs of our community Break-the-Fast. Please be a sponsor by signing up with a donation of $100, $200 or more, along with a list of your "grandfriends" or grandkids.

In addition to listing you as our Break-the-Fast sponsors, we will list all the "grandfriends'" and grandchildren's names in our High Holiday materials.  

Thank you in advance for joining us in the sponsorship of our community Break-the-Fast. It is always a joyous and sweet ending to our day of atonement.

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2019 TAA Israel Tour

February 18-26, 2019

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Celebrate High Holidays
 

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Connect

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Donations & Dues

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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.