Welcome

Gloucester, MAWe 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.
In this coastal outpost celebrated for its natural beauty and its artistic and maritime heritage, we have created a Jewish home for a diverse mix of creative, thoughtful, engaging people. We share prayer, learning, arts and culture, holidays, good works, adventures, and the joys of a supportive and welcoming community.
We are the only Jewish congregation on Cape Ann. We have been an integral part of the community for over a century. We are single, married, straight, gay, inter-faith and inter-racial. There is a real sense that each one of us is needed to nurture and sustain Jewish life here.
We invite you to join us!

Marilyn Kramer

My parents joined TAA in the 1970s when I was in high school. We joined because of Rabbi Geller (now Rabbi Emeritus), but we stayed because of the tremendous community. When I moved back to Beverly with my husband in the 1990s, we joined TAA and been active ever since. Our kids have been embraced by the community as they once toddled around during services and now as teens. For our family, TAA is a three-generation affair, with our kids participating alongside their grandparents in services, community Friday night suppers, and musical programs. And it's not just their own grandparents - it's all of the TAA "aunts" and "uncles" who have become an integral part of their lives.