Almost 100 years ago my great grandparents were welcomed to the very early TAA community when they came to Gloucester from outside of Minsk. They became part of a fledgling Jewish community
that grounded them in their new country. The tradition continued as my grandparents, mother and aunt were active members into the 1950's and 1960's as the congregation relocated to Middle Street and transitioned to being a conservative synagogue. Forty years later, after coming to the North Shore as a young family, my immediate family, including my husband Fred, our sons, AJ and Tyler, as well as my returning mother, Sally, have been welcomed again into today's open and inclusive TAA community. Though each generation has found different things in the evolving TAA congregation the long-standing history and continuing traditions remain meaningful.