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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>

COVID-19 UPDATE

Members and guests attending events: Please review our Covid-19 protocols 

Members hosting events: Please review our host guidelines

WEEKLY 

Services

Thursdays at 11 am: Torah Study with Rabbi Lewis

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Saturdays at 9:00 am: Shabbat Service

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Sundays at 9:00am: Minyan service

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Access electronic versions of the siddurim here.

This Week's Torah Portion 

Parashat Vayiggash

3rd Triennial Genesis 46:28-47:27

Read the Portion on Sefaria.org - you can click a verse for commentary

Page 283 in Etz Hayim

YAHRZEITS: Shabbat 12/11/2021 - Friday 12/17/2021

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NEWS & Upcoming events

KABBALAT SHABBAT

 

Friday, December 17, 6:30 pm 
In-person and on Zoom

Join Rabbi Lewis, Abigale Reisman, and the TAA Band for a joyful Kabbalat Shabbat December 17th at 6:30 pm in the TAA sanctuary. Everyone who wishes to attend in-person must register here and provide proof of vaccination to Jasmine (email a scan or photo of vaccination card).

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PJ LIBRARY JEWISH HOLIDAYS FOR LITTLE HANDS AT TAA

One Sunday/month: January 9, 10:30 am

Stories, songs, snacks and a special art project around Jewish holidays with Expert Bubbies, Zaydes, Imas and Abbas from our community! Children under 5 and their caregivers welcome.

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Membership, Support & Resources

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Jewish holiday calendars & Hebrew date converter


Watch the Tribute to Rabbi Lewis in honor of his 10 years of Service to TAA. Read the Jewish Journal's profile of the Rabbi.


Resources from the Lappin Foundation:

PJ Library and PJ Our Way

The free Jewish book-of-the-month-clubs for children ages newborn – 12.

ENROLL YOUR CHILD

Rekindle Shabbat

When a family signs-up for Rekindle Shabbat, they receive everything that they need to celebrate Shabbat in their home:

♦ FREE, delicious fully-cooked Shabbat meals on Fridays – 1/14/22; 3/4/22 & 5/6/22
♦ A beautiful Shabbat kit (for new families) with Shabbat candles and candlesticks, challah cover, wine cup, tzedakah box, and more
♦ Educational video about Shabbat home rituals for parents who are new to the program

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Jewish Family & Children's Service

JF&CS provides vital human services to help individuals and families successfully navigate transitions and overcome challenges. Their clients include new parents and their children; older adults and family caregivers; children and adults with disabilities; and people experiencing poverty, hunger, or domestic abuse. 

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