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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>
		                            <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>
		                            <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>
		                            <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>
		                            <span class="slider_description">We invite you to join us!</span>


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.


Zoom Services

Thursdays at 11 am: ZOOM Torah Study with Rabbi Lewis


Saturdays at 9:30 am:  Shabbat Zervice


Sundays at 8:45 am: Minyan Zervice


Access electronic versions of the siddurim here.

This Week's Torah Portion 

Parashat Tazria Metsora

2nd Triennial Leviticus 13:40 - 14:32

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

PDF of reading in Etz Hayim (pg. 657)

YAHRZEITS: Shabbat 4/17/2021 - Friday 4/23/2021





 Read the SCRS Newsletter 


Upcoming events

Join Us to Count the Omer!

Mark the time between Passover and Shavout as a community. 

Monday 3/29 - Saturday 4/17 at 8:15 PM  

Sunday 4/18 - Saturday 5/15 at 8:45 PM (later because sunsets are later!)

No Meetings Friday evenings


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

Counting the Omer in Siddur Lev Shalem

Relational Judaism 1:1 Trainings

Learn how to conduct One-to-One conversations so that we can get to know each other better and build community.

Choose one of the following evenings:

Sunday, April 11, 2021, 7:00 – 8:15 PM Eastern Time

Tuesday, April 20, 2021, 7:00 – 8:15 PM Eastern Time

Joint Israeli-Palestinian Memorial Ceremony

Tuesday, April 13, 1:30 pm 

The largest annual event of the peace movement in all of Israel and Palestine, streamed live to an international audience. Presentations by Israeli and Palestinian artists and speakers. Co-organized by Combatants for Peace and Parents Circle-Families Forum. LEARN MORE AND REGISTER

Rabbi's Note: In the spirit of our discussions of Letters to My Palestinian Neighbor, in which many of you participated, this event is an example of and opportunity for hearing a different and potentially challenging perspective to see if we can find a way to move forward with the shared goal of peace. 

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.


Membership, Support & Resources

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

Online Membership and Payment Form


Pay SCFLP Tuition Here

Jewish holiday calendars & Hebrew date converter

Tue, April 13 2021 1 Iyyar 5781