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

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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

ISRAELI DANCING FOR BEGINNERS

Wednesdays, May 15th, 22nd and 29th from 7-8 pm

Free and open to all!

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

News

wine-bottles.jpegTAA WINE RAFFLE!

We are raffling off wine cellars valued at over $500 each! TICKETS are $20/each OR 6 for $100. Drawing will be held on Thursday, June 13, 2019.

You do not need to be present to win.

Here is how to participate:

  1. Donate at least 1 bottle of wine valued over $20 or send in $20 or more and we will do the shopping for you. (We do request the bottle of wine donation meets the value requested as these are given to the winners.)
  2. Sell or buy at least 12 raffle tickets.

CLICK HERE to buy raffle tickets online OR send us a check (86 Middle St, Gloucester, MA 01930) OR call us with your credit card number at (978) 281-0739.

 

Rabbi Myron and Eileen Geller Endowment Campaign Updates

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TAA WEEKLY NEWSLETTER:

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Donations & Dues

Make a donation or pay your dues online.


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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.