THIS WEEK'S TORAH PORTION

Parashat Vaera
1st Triennial Exodus 6:2 - 7:5
Read the Portion on Sefaria.org - click a verse for commentary
 


NEWS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
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Lively Overture kicks off 400+ celebration

Read about the
Gloucester 400+ celebration which Rabbi Kudan participated in at the Gloucester High School!

Join our growing circle! 
Tuesdays 10 - 11:15 am
In-Person and on Zoom (New Zoom Link)

Temple Ahavat Achim Social Hall, 86 Middle St, Gloucester

January 2023 dates:
Jan 10, 17, 24, 31

Try something Old in the New Year! Join Beth Berkowitz Gordon for Israeli Folk Dance for beginners or folks who want to shake off the rust! Learn basic steps such as Yemenite, Mayim, Tcherkessia and Debka in classic dances enjoyed around the world!

Prospective & returning dancers:
Email Beth with questions: bbgordonslp@gmail.com

NEW! Beginner Israeli Folk dancing on Sundays in January 2:30 -3:45 pm in the vintage ballroom at MAGMA, 11 Pleasant Street, Gloucester. Click here for details and to sign-up.
Carole Sharoff has agreed to Chair the event below and will be looking for help in a number of areas. Please call or email Carole if you can help at
617 901-1703.

Thank you!
JOIN US FOR THE NEXT TAA BOOK GROUP!
Wednesday, February 15th at 7pm via Zoom
We will be reading Shanda by Letty Cottin Pogrebin. All are welcome, contact Barbara Kaplan to join.
CALLING ALL GARDENERS!
Sunday, May 21st
The Program Committee is hoping to arrange a Spring Garden Tour!

      If you have a spring garden with plantings of bulbs, spring perennials, and/or spring flowering shrubs and trees, please contact, Maya
our Office Coordinator and let her know.

Also, in anticipation of purchasing plants in late spring, we are also planning a program on garden sustainability and container gardening in late April.

Thank you,
Cynthia Kaplan
TAA KIDS AND FAMILIES
KIDS COOKING CLUB with JANET CLINE
9AM Sundays (before SCFLP)

SCFLP students can bake in the TAA kitchen with Janet Cline and make the treats we need for our chaggim!

  • 3/5/23: Hamentaschen
  • 3/26/23: Pesach surprise

SUPPORTERS OF TAA
Janet's Cookies is taking orders now for Thanksgiving treats including:

Chocolate and plain pecan pies, Apple pies, pumpkin pie, cranberry walnut cookies, Maple or chocolate bread puddings and all my regular baked goods.

Order deadline is November 21 @ 5 PM.
Click on the logo to visit Janet's Cookies
REGISTER FOR OUR WEEKLY EVENTS
Torah Study, Thursdays, 11 am REGISTER TO JOIN ON ZOOM
Shabbat Service (In-Person and Zoom)
Saturdays, 9 am REGISTER TO JOIN ON ZOOM
Sunday Morning Minyan (Zoom only through the summer)
Sundays, 9 am REGISTER TO JOIN ON ZOOM
GET INVOLVED WITH TAA
Program Committee

The Programming Committee would love your help!
We are looking for amazing Programming ideas for Zoom and live events.
Join our monthly meetings, work on a program, or just share some awesome ideas.
If you are interested, please contact Ruth Budelmann
The TAA Membership Committee is looking for a
couple new members with good ideas and a welcoming spirit.
If you'd like to join, please contact Rich Huttner or Elaine Bryne.
The Mt. Jacob Cemetery Committee is looking for volunteers to lovingly assist in laying to rest community members who leave our midst. Because this mitzvah necessarily must be performed on short notice, we need a large reserve of potential helpers who can assist on any given day. Qualifications include having a relatively flexible schedule and being minimally able-bodied. For more information, please email Mark Farber
or call him at 508-566-6654.
The TAA Kitchen Crew is looking for community members to join our terrific team. You choose when, how often and the amount of time in the kitchen. If you have any questions or ideas please email Janet
TAA’s Everyone Eats! Team provides and delivers periodic dinners to Gloucester's Action Shelter. To join the team or find out more, email Martha Morgan.
Know Someone Interested in Joining our Community?
Refer prospective members to Richard Huttner and Elaine Byrne
"Chesed" is loving care in Hebrew, and the Chesed Committee provides support to families in our community. To join the Chesed Committee or find out more, email Audrey Fraser or Elaine Byrne
Join the Caregivers Support Group next meeting Wed. Dec 28 at 10:30 am.
Jewish Events on the North Shore and Beyond
Fossil Fuel Divestment Webinar
Thursday, January 26
7:30-8:30 PM (Eastern)
REGISTER HERE
One of the easiest climate actions you can take is to simply stop supporting the fossil fuel industry! In addition to making reductions in our energy usage, we can easily eliminate support for fossil fuels in our retirement funds and other savings investments. We can divest from fossil fuel exposure and move our funds to renewable energy and possibly get comparable returns.
Join socially and environmentally responsible Registered Investment Advisor David Schreiber to learn more.
We are excited to announce the full year of ScholarStream learning in 5783! Beginning next week and spanning all the way up to Shavuot, the Conservative Movement seminaries and institutions are partnering to offer seven series that will bring your community face-to-face with the brightest and most engaging scholars our movement has to offer.

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86 Middle Street, Gloucester, MA 01930
(978) 281-0739 
Rabbi Myron Geller, Rabbi Emeritus
Richard Quateman, President
Phoebe Potts, Director of the Sylvia Cohen Family Learning Project
Laurie Williamson, Bookkeeper 
Maya Smith, Office Coordinator
In-Office hours: Monday - Friday 8:45 am - 2:00 pm