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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

We remain closed until further notice due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Please see our "Events" and "News" sections below for any current Zoom offerings! We look forward to re-joining with you in person again soon! Stay healthy and safe.

WEEKLY 

Zoom Services

SHAVUOT MORNING ZERVICE

with Full Hallel, Selections from the Book of Ruth and Yizkor

Monday, May 17, 9:30 am

REGISTER TO JOIN

Thursdays at 11 am: ZOOM Torah Study with Rabbi Lewis

REGISTER FOR TORAH STUDY

Saturdays at 9:30 am:  Shabbat Zervice

REGISTER FOR SHABBAT MINYAN

Sundays at 8:45 am: Minyan Zervice

REGISTER FOR SUNDAY MINYAN

Access electronic versions of the siddurim here.

This Week's Torah Portion 

Parashat Behar - Behukkotai

2nd Triennial Leviticus 25:39 - 26:46

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

PDF of reading in Etz Hayim (pg. 744)

YAHRZEITS: Shabbat 5/8/2021 - Friday 5/14/2021

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Read our TAA WEEKLY NEWSLETTER

Rabbi's Corner: Can “Wade in the Water” be a Jewish song? Or Singing "Wade in the Water" with Two Midrashim: Rabbi Lewis’ reflections on tonight’s Omer song offering

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 Read the SCRS Newsletter 

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Upcoming events

TIKKUN LEIL SHAVUOT

Sunday, May 16

7:30 pm optional Ma’ariv

8 pm start of Tikkun Leil Shavuot

Evening Torah study in celebration of the anniversary of the giving of the Torah.

This year we will join three other North Shore communities for our celebration of Torah. 

REGISTER TO RECEIVE THE ZOOM LINK

Join Us to Count the Omer!

Mark the time between Passover and Shavout as a community. 

Every evening (except Fridays) through Saturday, May 15 at 8:45 pm

CHECK OUT THE LIST OF SONGS FOR THE REMAINING NIGHTS

REGISTER TO COUNT THE OMER

On the Way To Har Sinai: Counting the Omer inspired by Rabbi Sacks (tz'l)

Counting the Omer in Siddur Lev Shalem

The Amazing Jewish Calendar or

When the Moon Hits Your Eye Like a Small Piece of Pie, It’s Rosh Chodesh

Sundays, beginning April 25, 10 am

Join Cantor Siegel for his symposium on the history and mechanics of the Jewish calendar.

LEARN MORE AND REGISTER

Live Garden Tour Sunday, July 11

Contact Cynthia Kaplan to show your property or serve on the committee.

Membership, Support & Resources

Online Membership and Payment Form

 

Pay SCFLP Tuition Here

 

A Message from TAA Past Presidents

Please watch this From-the-Heart Video of TAA's Past Presidents on What Serving TAA Meant to Them. We hope you’ll take a minute to reflect on their stories and what you can do to participate in TAA leadership. A few weeks ago, past Temple Presidents met to discuss the future of TAA leadership. The resounding theme was that being President was a turning point in each of our lives, a true honor.  

We appreciate all that you do to keep TAA vibrant and we know that volunteerism in all organizations is time-consuming and sometimes difficult. We hope you will think hard about participating in TAA leadership and consider doing something, whether taking on the President or Treasurer role yourself, sharing it with a colleague or coming up with a new leadership approach.

There probably is never a perfect time in your life to be Temple President or a Temple Co-President. But, we hope you watch this video and get inspired.  Maybe you will decide it is your turn to do something for our congregation. Even if you haven't volunteered before, please consider taking a small role! Contact any of the past presidents with questions and ideas.Thanks for working with us to keep TAA strong!!!

Watch the Recording of Bill Fonvielle's American Passover and Racial Justice with an Introduction by the Rabbi

Check out the first annual TAA PASSOVER RECIPE SWAP COOKBOOK



Jewish holiday calendars & Hebrew date converter

Thu, May 6 2021 24 Iyyar 5781