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

Click here for details.

TAA 2025: Planning for Our Future

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THIS SUNDAY, March 24th from 10 am-12 pm

"Meet, Eat and Dream" Strategic Planning Breakfast

BABYSITTING PROVIDED!

We will come together as a community to dream and plan for our future. Click here to Sign up!

SECOND NIGHT TAA PASSOVER SEDER

SATURDAY, APRIL 20th AT 6 PM

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Please join us for the traditional TAA second night of Passover Seder! EARLY BIRD SPECIAL: REGISTER AND PAY by Friday, April 5th - and pay $36/person. AFTER April 5th - $40/per person.

Please register early for what is always a sold-out event, so our chefs can cook delicious food for the correct number of guests.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

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!

 

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
 

Connect

TAA WEEKLY NEWSLETTER - CLICK HERE

 

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Donations & Dues

Make a donation or pay your dues online.


Click Here for the Photo Gallery

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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.