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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

Adult Torah Study with Rabbi Lewis

Thursdays at 11 am

Neighborhood Shabbat

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Lunch-and-Learn with Rabbi Lewis
Shabbat, February 1st 

What does it mean to be a Jewish community that is egalitarian and pluralistic?  What does it feel, look and sound like? Particularly, how do we approach Jewish prayer (davening) with patriarchal roots and in Hebrew (a gendered language)?

To discuss these questions and more, please join us on February 1st after Shabbat services for Gendered Language and Davening: Challenges and Opportunities in an Egalitarian Pluralistic Community.

This learning session is for people who participate in (even if only occasionally) and have a relationship (even if ambivalent) to Jewish prayer.   

Click here to RSVP and to receive some short thought-provoking readings. 
 
TAA Book Club:
"The Book Thief" by Markus Zusak
Wednesday, February 19th at 7 pm 

 

News

Anne Frank Parallel Stories

Thursday, March 12, 2020 at 7 pm at the Shalin Liu Performance Center

Anne Frank Parallel Stories is a powerful retelling of Anne Frank’s life through the pages of her extraordinary diary guided by the Academy-Award winning actress Helen Mirren, and through the lives of five women who, as young girls, were also deported to concentration camps but survived the Holocaust.

As a dedication to what would have been her 90th anniversary –and in cooperation with the Anne Frank Foundation — the documentary takes audiences into Anne’s room within the secret annex of her family’s hiding place before being deported, and through read excerpts of her diary intertwined with the experiences of the survivors who lived to tell their own parallel stories.

Tickets: $15 Adults; $12 Seniors/Students; $5 Youth

Rabbi Myron and Eileen Geller Endowment Campaign Updates

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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.

Thu, January 23 2020 26 Tevet 5780