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!


Adult Torah Study with Rabbi Lewis

Thursdays at 11 am

Neighborhood Shabbat

Click here for details.

SoulCollage Workshop with Nancy Bain!

Sunday, September 8th at 1 pm at TAA

Join us for an afternoon of SoulCollageĀ® to explore your heart, relationships and community! Through the use of images, imaginations and intuition, we will create collaged cards and then journal with them to learn what the images are saying to us. No artistic ability is required. If you can use scissors and glue, you can SoulCollageĀ®.


This is a FREE event.  Donations are welcome. 


Eat, Pray, Sing! A light supper, Havdallah and a special evening of music with Rabbi Deborah Zecher

Saturday, August 24th at 7:30 pm

$18/per person - CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

If you're paying with a credit card, please CLICK HERE only.




Please save the dates!

September 6th - TIME TBD

Friday Night Kabbalat Shabbat Service with our new Shinshinim!

September 8th at 1 pm

Soul Collage Workshop with Nancy Bain

October 17th - TIME TBD

Mah Jongg Game Night

November 15th at 5:30 pm

Friday Night Musical Kabblalat Shabbat Service w/pre-neg and oneg

December 14th at 5:30 pm

The Great Gelt Giveaway and Hanukkah Extravaganza!

January 3, 2020 at 5:30 pm

Friday Night Musical Kabblalat Shabbat Service w/pre-neg and oneg

Rabbi Myron and Eileen Geller Endowment Campaign Updates










CLICK HERE to make a donation or pay your dues online

If you are paying with a CREDIT/DEBIT CARD ONLY, please CLICK HERE instead. 

Click Here for the Photo Gallery

TAA photo

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.