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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

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 Korah

2nd Triennial Numbers 16:20 - 17:24

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

PDF of reading in Etz Hayim (pg. 863)

 

YAHRZEITS: Shabbat 6/12/2021 - Friday 6/18/2021

 

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Read our TAA WEEKLY NEWSLETTER

Rabbi's Corner- What We Have Been Through: Share Your Pandemic Wisdom

As we move toward reopening and more in-person interactions, I am very curious to hear what you’ve learned from this uniquely challenging fourteen months of pandemic. From this experience, many of us have stories, not only of loss and deprivation, but also of deep learning and insight into our lives. Please share any insights or learning that grew out of the challenges we’ve faced.  

This week’s Torah reading is the dramatic/traumatic experience of the twelve Israelite spies who scout out the Land of Canaan. According to ten of the spies there was no hope because, “The country that we traversed and scouted is one that devours its inhabitants.” Two of the spies, Caleb and Joshua, counter that there is no need to fear because God is with them and “The land that we crossed through and scouted is a good land: exceedingly, exceedingly!” The result is that the Israelites need to remain in the desert for forty years rather than enter the land since they are not ready for the challenge.  

Reading the story again this year, at this moment, the themes of fear vs. hope in challenge feel extremely relevant. How do we understand what we’ve been through in a way that can strengthen us moving forward?

SHARE YOUR WISDOM AND INSIGHTS HERE

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Upcoming events

ICE CREAM SUNDAE PARTY

Sunday, June 13, 3-4:30 pm
Outdoors at TAA
A chance for all ages to re-connect in person. We’ve missed each other!  Safety protocols will be in place. BYOC&D (bring your own chairs and drinks).

RSVP

DO NOT DESTROY: JEWISH FOOD AND OUR EARTH

Bal tashchit, do not destroy, has come to be a rallying cry for Jewish environmental efforts generally. Yet the original mitzvah relates specifically to food consumption, commanding us to preserve life through caring for the land and our food sources. How can we practice these principles of preservation and conservation today? How does a plant-based diet allow us to live out a Jewish ethic of land stewardship and care?

Presenter Sara Eifler (she/her) is the Program Director of Jewish Veg, a national nonprofit that inspires and assists Jews to adopt plant-based diets as an expression of Jewish values. Sara is also a rabbinical student at ALEPH: Alliance for Jewish Renewal. She believes in a Jewish ethic of responsibility and care toward animals and the earth and is passionate about global food justice. 

REGISTER TO JOIN US ON ZOOM

LIVE GARDEN TOUR

July 11, 10 am to 3 pm Rain or Shine

We are going LIVE With the first ever TAA Garden Tour! This July 11, six to eight TAA Members throughout Cape Ann will generously open their gardens for our pleasure.

This tour is open to TAA members and guests, and will be considerately managed with a map and timed tickets to offer a delightful, uncrowded in-person experience. 

There is no fee for this tour. There will be Tzedekah boxes at each garden for an optional donation to benefit Backyard Growers of Cape Ann. We believe this is the perfect time and the perfect event to build authentic and heartfelt relationships in our larger community through helping support this wonderful “grass roots” organization.

Calling All Artists!

Our Tzedkah boxes for the tour will be miniature bird houses, suitable for a whimsical indoor decoration. We need them to be painted creatively, and will raffle them off as part of the Garden Tour experience, to raise additional funds for Backyard Growers.

We have the bird houses along with paints and brushes ready to go! Contact Jasmine if you would like to contribute your time and talent. We will call you to arrange delivery or pick up of your bird house and art supplies.

REGISTER FOR THE GARDEN TOUR

The Amazing Jewish Calendar or

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

This course has concluded, but you may watch recordings of the sessions here. 

Watch the May 2 Class

Watch the May 9 Class

Watch the May 16 Class

Watch the May 30 Class

Membership, Support & Resources

The TAA Annual Meeting will be held on Zoom

Tues., June 15 at 6:45 pm

REGISTER TO ATTEND 

 

Fill out our Membership Form

Pay Your Membership Commitment

Pay SCFLP Tuition

 

A Message from TAA Past Presidents

Watch this From-the-Heart Video of TAA's Past Presidents on What Serving TAA Meant to Them and reflect on what you can do to participate in TAA leadership. Contact any of the past presidents with questions and ideas.Thanks for keeping TAA strong!!!

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

The first annual TAA PASSOVER RECIPE SWAP COOKBOOK



Jewish holiday calendars & Hebrew date converter

Mon, June 14 2021 4 Tammuz 5781