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We remain closed until Friday, May 4th when the current situation will be re-evaluated and a decision will be made whether or not it is safe to re-open yet.* In the meantime, we have moved our Religious School, our weekly Torah Study class, our morning Shabbat service and our Sunday minyan service to the ZOOM platform. Please see our homepage for instructions on how to join our Zervices! (aka "Services via Zoom"!

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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>

Events

PASSOVER RESOURCES:

TAA Haggadot Selection

How Different Will This Night Be: 10 Tips for Your Virtual Seder

Make Your Own Haggadah!


USCJ Passover Resource Page

Conservative Yeshiva Passover Resource Page

Rabbinical Assembly Passover Resource Page

JTS Passover Resource Page

Jewish Grandparents Network Passover Resource Page

PJ Library Passover Resource Page

18 Doors Passover Resource Page (formerly Interfaith Family)


Passover 5780: Challenges and Opportunities: ZOOM Discussion with Rabbi Lewis

Thursday, April 2nd at 4 pm

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Meeting ID: 177 935 618

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What Is Chametz (Chometz)? - Passover

Sell Your Chametz

If you wish to sell your chametzTemple Ner Tamid is stepping up to be a local chametz "agent" this year in times of COVID-19.

Rabbi Richard Perlman will be using a traditional and legal contract, as well as selling the Chametz through a traditional Kinyan.

Please download and fill out this form and send it to Temple Ner Tamid. 

Before Passover, and often linked to the selling of chametz, it is customary to make a monetary donation to support "maot chitim" - donations to enable the poor to purchase food for Passover.

You may contribute to Temple Ahavat Achim and/or any of the charities selected by Temple Ner Tamid: Family Promise (TAA's donation of choice - we're sending $36), Anti-Defamation League, or Magen David Adom.

Please do not send funds directly to Temple Ner Tamid, per their request.

The sale of chametz will occur on Wednesday, April 8th at 10 am.


Saturday, April 4th at 10 am

10 am Virtual Shabbat Circle for younger children and their adults via ZOOM!

Stories, songs, and the shema. Bring your own snack!

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PLEASE JOIN US FOR ZERVICES!*

Thursdays at 11 am ZOOM Torah Study with Rabbi Lewis

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Meeting ID: 881 396 247

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We now have siddurim in an electronic format for your convenience! Click here.

Saturdays at 9:30 am Shabbat Zervice*

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Sundays at 8:45 am  Minyan Zervice*

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Meeting ID: 302 000 041 

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*Zervices = Zoom + Services!

IF YOU'RE HAVING ZOOM ISSUES, PLEASE CLICK HERE FOR ALL YOUR TROUBLESHOOTING ANSWERS!


OTHER ZOOM OFFERINGS:

Weekly Jewish Humor Program with Rich Huttner!


MONDAYS at 11 AM

CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS


WASH YOUR HANDS!

Cantor Bruce has written us his own handwashing song (in Ivrit no less) and you can listen to a preview of it!

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Torah Portion

My TAA Story

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.

Wed, April 1 2020 7 Nisan 5780