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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Musical Kabbalat Shabbat Service at Stage Fort Park (Gloucester, MA)

Friday, June 21st from 5:30-7:30 pm


Potluck dinner! Bring your favorite vegetarian or dairy entree/side dish or salad! Beverages and desserts will be provided. Bring picnic supplies (i.e., blankets, chairs, and your favorite outside activities - Frisbee, balls, etc.)

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This is a free event!

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ARTISTS & CRAFTSPEOPLE ON THE BALCONY AT TWILIGHT

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Please join us on the Temple's balcony on Wednesday night,  July 10th at 6:30 pm.

Wine, cheese and desserts will be served. Artisanal items will be available for sale. ALL ARE WELCOME! 

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This event is generously sponsored by the Paulson Foundation.

Shabbat on Good Harbor Beach 

Friday, July 19th at 5:30 pm
 

5:30 PM - Arrive at the beach 

6 PM - Pizza and Drinks 

6:30 PM - Service & Potluck Desserts (bring your favorite!)

Please meet at the Witham Street entrance to the beach near the Good Harbor Beach Inn. Please let Natalia know if you will need parking! Pizza and drinks will be provided - just bring a favorite dessert to share!

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This is a free event!

TAA Book Group: "Beneath a Scarlet Sky" by Mark Sullivan 

Thursday, August 8th at 7 pm

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News

SUMMER AT TAA!

>> Friday, June 21st at 5:30 pm

Musical Kabbalat Shabbat Service at Stage Fort Park. Potluck dinner & desserts will be provided. CLICK HERE to RSVP!

>> Wednesday, July 10th at 6:30 pm

Artists & Crafters on the Balcony at Twilight. Artwork and artisanal items will be available for sale! CLICK HERE to RSVP!

>> Friday, July 19th at 5:30 pm

Dinner & Friday Night Shabbat Service on Good Harbor Beach

Pizza and drinks will be provided; potluck dessert

>> Saturday, August 3rd at 9 am

Please join us for our Shabbat morning service and a festive lunch as a group of TAA women celebrate their b'not mitzvot as adults!

>> Saturday, August 24th at 7:30 pm

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

$18/per person - CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

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

Rabbi Myron and Eileen Geller Endowment Campaign Updates

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TAA WEEKLY NEWSLETTER:

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Donations & Dues

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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.