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		                            <span class="slider_description">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.</span>
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		                            <span class="slider_description">Our teen programming is based on experiential learning and gimilut hasadim (acts of loving kindness). We learn to be Jewish is to do Jewish!</span>
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		                            <span class="slider_description">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.</span>
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		                            <span class="slider_description">Our lively, creative synagogue school is for students K-8th grade, and we have Shabbat and Sunday morning programs for 0-preschool ages, too!</span>
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		                            <span class="slider_description">We invite you to join us!</span>

COVID-19 UPDATE

Due to the current surge in COVID cases we will take a pause from in-person gathering for services and Torah study for the next week. 

The Sylvia Cohen Religious School will continue to meet in person on Sunday, Jan. 30. 

Members and guests attending events: Please review our Covid-19 protocols.

Members leading events, meetings, or any other gathering: Please review our host guidelines.

WEEKLY 

Services

All services and Torah study will be online only through Jan. 30.

Thursdays at 11 am: Torah Study with Rabbi Lewis

REGISTER TO JOIN TORAH STUDY ON ZOOM

Saturdays at 9:00 am: Shabbat Service

REGISTER TO JOIN SHABBAT MINYAN ON ZOOM

Sundays at 9:00am: Minyan service

REGISTER TO JOIN SUNDAY MINYAN ON ZOOM

Access electronic versions of the siddurim here.

This Week's Torah Portion 

Parashat Mishpatim / Shabbat Mevarekhim haHodesh

3rd Triennial Exodus 23:20-24:18

Read the Portion on Sefaria.org - you can click a verse for commentary

PDF of reading in Etz Hayim (Page 474)

YAHRZEITS: Shabbat 1/29/2022 - Friday 2/4/2022

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Read our TAA WEEKLY NEWSLETTER

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SEE THE SCFLP GOOGLE CALENDAR

READ THE SCFLP NEWSLETTER

NEWS & Upcoming events

FINAL DAYS TO TAKE THE RABBI SEARCH SURVEY!

We've been so impressed. 150 of you have taken the congregational survey to tell us the qualities and skills you value in a rabbi. Wow.

For you pressure-prompted people waiting for a final call to take the survey, this is it! Please take it by MIDNIGHT Thursday, Jan 27.

Thank you,

Rich and Bo and the Search Committee

TAKE THE SURVEY


KABBALAT SHABBAT

 

Friday, February 4, 6:30 pm

Join Rabbi Lewis and Abigale Reisman to celebrate a joyful musical Shabbat.

REGISTER TO JOIN ON ZOOM


PJ LIBRARY JEWISH HOLIDAYS FOR LITTLE HANDS AT TAA

Sunday, February 6. 10:30 am

Stories, songs, snacks and a special art project around Jewish holidays with Expert Bubbies, Zaydes, Imas and Abbas from our community! Children under 5 and their caregivers welcome.

LEARN MORE AND REGISTER


APPLE ROSE TART COOKING CLASS WITH JANET CLINE

Sunday, February 20, 12 pm, Zoom

Learn to make this impressive dessert as you cook along with TAA's culinary expert, Janet Cline.

REGISTER TO JOIN

SEE THE INGREDIENTS AND PREP INSTRUCTIONS

Membership, Support & Resources

Fill out our Membership Application Form


Pay Your Membership Commitment


Pay SCFLP Tuition



Jewish holiday calendars & Hebrew date converter


Watch the Tribute to Rabbi Lewis in honor of his 10 years of Service to TAA. Read the Jewish Journal's profile of the Rabbi.


Resources from the Lappin Foundation:

PJ Library and PJ Our Way

The free Jewish book-of-the-month-clubs for children ages newborn – 12.

ENROLL YOUR CHILD

Rekindle Shabbat

When a family signs-up for Rekindle Shabbat, they receive everything that they need to celebrate Shabbat in their home:

♦ FREE, delicious fully-cooked Shabbat meals on Fridays – 1/14/22; 3/4/22 & 5/6/22
♦ A beautiful Shabbat kit (for new families) with Shabbat candles and candlesticks, challah cover, wine cup, tzedakah box, and more
♦ Educational video about Shabbat home rituals for parents who are new to the program

REGISTER FOR REKINDLE SHABBAT


Jewish Family & Children's Service

JF&CS provides vital human services to help individuals and families successfully navigate transitions and overcome challenges. Their clients include new parents and their children; older adults and family caregivers; children and adults with disabilities; and people experiencing poverty, hunger, or domestic abuse. 

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Thu, January 27 2022 25 Shevat 5782