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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>

RABBI SEARCH UPDATE

Learn about our Rabbi Search Committee Members and keep up with our progress on the TAA Rabbi Search Page.

COVID-19 UPDATE

We have updated our COVID Protocols as of May 16, 2022. Members and guests attending events: Please review our Covid-19 protocols.

Members leading events, meetings, or any other gathering: Please review our host guidelines.

WEEKLY 

Services

Thursdays at 11 am: Torah Study with Rabbi Lewis

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Saturdays at 9:30 am: Shabbat Service

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PLEASE NOTE THAT SHABBAT MORNING SERVICE WILL BEGIN AT 9:30 ON 5/21 FOR A BAT MITZVAH

Sundays at 9:00 am: Minyan service

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Access electronic versions of the siddurim here.

This Week's Torah Portion 

Parashat Behar

3rd Triennial Leviticus 25:29-26:2

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

 

PDF of Reading in Etz Hayim

(Page 742)

 

YAHRZEITS: Shabbat 5/21/2022 - Friday 5/27/2022

 

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NEWS & Upcoming events

COUNTING THE OMER 5782

Now through June 2, Every night except Shabbat and Festivals, on Zoom, Beginning at 8:45 pm through May 7 (22nd day) 9:15 pm thereafter.

We will continue our tradition of gathering on Zoom to count together each evening (except Fridays), gathering for 10 minutes to hear a song, a poem or reflection, say the blessing and count the day. 

REGISTER HERE TO COUNT THE OMER


CONTAINER GARDENING WORKSHOP WITH CYNTHIA KAPLAN

Sunday, May 15, 11am, Outside on the TAA front patio

Presentation includes:

Demonstration of planting techniques and materials

Suggested plant lists for sunny and shady locations

Watering and fertilizing information

Plants that may not be familiar 

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CAFE SHALOM OPEN MIC

Hosted by Bob Kramer

Sunday, May 22, 4-6 pm

Bring your own instruments, sound system provided, no karaoke, please!

The entire community is invited to come and enjoy music and refreshments. There will be both indoor and outdoor seating, weather permitting. Performers should contact Bob Kramer with questions. Anyone setting up additional musical equipment (i.e. piano) should arrive early for set up. Any performer wanting to sit in with someone in order to perform, should contact Bob. Depending on the number of performers, everyone will get roughly 12 minutes of performance time. TAA will supply a sound system & 2 mics for performers to plug into. If you need an amp, bring your own.

REGISTER HERE TO ATTEND OR PERFORM

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

REGISTER FOR REKINDLE SHABBAT


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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Mon, May 16 2022 15 Iyyar 5782