High Holidays at Temple Ahavat Achim

As always, our services are open to all, and we welcome guests and newcomers to be with us. Please extend this invitation to anyone you know who may be interested to share the High Holiday season with our congregation.
Temple Ahavat Achim | 86 Middle Street, Gloucester, MA | 978-281-0739

Sunday, September 9th EREV ROSH HASHANAH
7 pm Evening Service

Monday, September 10th FIRST DAY ROSH HASHANAH
9 am Services Begin
10 am Children’s Service
5 pm Tashlich – Meet at Pavilion Beach in front of 33 Commercial St

Tuesday, September 11th SECOND DAY ROSH HASHANAH
9 am Services Begin

Tuesday, September 18th KOL NIDRE
6:30 pm Services Begin

Wednesday, September 19th YOM KIPPUR
9 am Services Begin
10 am Children’s Service
10:45 am Yizkor
5:15 pm Mincha, Neila Service
7:30 pm Shofar, Ma’ariv, Havdallah, and Community Break-Fast

Monday, September 24th SUKKOT
9 am Services Begin

Sunday, September 30th SUKKOT DAY VII
9 am Minyan
5:30 pm Simchat Torah Celebration

9 am Morning Service with Yizkor


Authors on the Balcony at Twilight

Please join us on the balcony at Temple Ahavat Achim in Gloucester on August 1 and August 8 from 6:30-8 pm. A dozen TAA authors will discuss their books and writing experiences. For more information, please visit www.taagloucester.org

Wine Raffle at Temple Ahavat Achim!



Temple Ahavat Achim is raffling off 2 wine cellars valued at over $720 each! Tickets are $20/each OR 6 for $100. Drawing will be held on Tuesday, June 19, 2018 and winners will be contacted.

To purchase your tickets, please go online OR contact Natalia at natalia.taaoffice@gmail.com, (978) 281-0739.

The Andy Statman Trio Concert

Wednesday night, May 2nd at 7:30 pm at Temple Ahavat Achim

Performing traditional Jewish music, bluegrass, and Americana on both mandolin and clarinet, Andy Statman is a master of respecting and innovating musical traditions. In 2012, the National Endowment for the Arts awarded Andy with a National Heritage Fellowship, the nation’s highest honor in the folk and traditional arts. He has performed and recorded with an incredible range of artists including Itzhak Perlman, David Grisman, Ricky Scaggs, and David Bromberg. Andy will be performing with his trio, Jim Whitney, bass, and Larry Eagle, drums.

Tickets: $18 – General Admission, $36 – Preferred Seating



Special Hanukkah Commemoration

Tuesday, December 12th at 5 pm

On Tuesday, December 12, 2017, Cape Ann’s Jewish community will remember the 10th anniversary of the devastating fire that destroyed our building, honor our Cape Ann neighbors who helped us rebuild, and look ahead to continued growth.

The event will begin at 5 pm at the Unitarian Universalist Church (10 Church Street) where we held our Sabbath service the day after the fire. Then, we will parade down Middle Street to our new building with lights and music.

At the synagogue, we will light the Lobster Trap menorah and then move upstairs to our social hall for a brief program followed by refreshments and music.


Movies & Chinese Food with Temple Ahavat Achim at Cape Ann Cinema!

Movies & Chinese Food* at Cape Ann Cinema!

Join TAA for Movies and Chinese Food on the First Night of Hanukkah on Saturday, December 24th at the Cape Ann Community Cinema (21 Main St., Gloucester)

Adults $20 | Kids 6-18 $12 | Kids under 5 FREE

5:15 pm Lighting Lobster Trap Menorah at TAA
5:30 Doors open at Cape Ann Community Cinema
Dinner for kids
6:00 “Toy Story” begins (81 minutes)
7:30 Dinner for adults
8:15 “Tootsie” begins (119 minutes)
10:30 Clean up and leave cinema by 11:00 pm

Come for some, or come for all!
Children of all ages invited with parents. (Parents to determine whether “Tootsie” is appropriate for their older kids.)


*Vegetarian Chinese Food will be served.