THIS WEEK'S TORAH PORTION
Parashat Matot-Masei
3rd Triennial Numbers 33:50-36:13
Read the Portion on Sefaria.org - you can click a verse for commentary
 
NEW LINKS FOR SERVICES AND TORAH STUDY

We are now using new Zoom meetings for Shabbat Morning Service, Sunday Morning Minyan, and Torah Study.

PLEASE NOTE: Shabbat service remains hybrid (in-person and on zoom). Sunday Minyan will be zoom-only until the Sylvia Cohen Family Learning Project recommences.
NEWS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
KABBALAT SHABBAT BRINGS 100 TOGETHER
ON GOOD HARBOR BEACH!

TAA SMOKED SALMON FUNDRAISER

The TAA Smoked Salmon Fundraiser is back for the High Holidays thanks to our generous friends at North Coast Seafoods!
Two pounds of Kosher smoked salmon
(vacuum packed) for only $36!
Order by Monday, August 29
& pick up at the Temple Friday, Sept. 30 & Monday, Oct. 3.
Order online to pay by credit card or send a check with "Smoked Salmon" in the Memo to TAA. Email Jasmine or call 978-281-0739 with questions.
TAA BOOK CLUB AUGUST SELECTION

This August the TAA book group will read Peony, by Pearl Buck, and will meet August 17, time and format (zoom or in-person) to be determined.
THE ANNISQUAM VILLAGE PLAYERS PUT ON MARY POPPINS

TAA's own Jacksanna McAdoo Comer is in the theatrical version of Mary Poppins being put on by the Annisquam Village Players 8/9-8/14. Tickets go on sale Friday, July 15th and they sell out fast.
ISRAELI FOLK DANCING RETURNS IN AUGUST!

 Join us from 11 - 12:30 pm
in the TAA Social Hall
 Wednesdays 8/10, 8/17 and 8/24 

11 - 11:30 Pure Beginners/Basic Review
11:30 -12:15 All levels
12:15 - 12:30 Schmooze on the balcony

Beginners and Newcomers Welcome!
Dances will be low-impact
Participants must be fully vaccinated (at least 1 booster)
Social distancing observed
Balcony doors open for fresh air
Masks optional, Sneakers or dance shoes required!

Please email Beth Gordon to be added to the group list for last minute updates.
A hybrid Zoom class may be offered soon - stay tuned... 
Check out our awesome playlist!
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SUPPORTERS OF TAA

Janet’s cookies is taking an extended Summer hiatus returning late August with your existing favorites and new items for the Holidays.
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
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 lunch supplies each Sunday at Gloucester's Action Shelter. To join the team or find out more, email Martha
"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 for their Tuesday 10:30 am meetings
EVENTS AND OPPORTUNITIES
INTRODUCTION TO JUDAISM 2022-23

Introduction to Judaism is a free program sponsored by the Lappin Foundation in partnership with The North Shore Rabbis and Cantors Association. Classes will be held on Thursdays, from 7:30 p.m.-9:00 p.m. on Zoom beginning September 8. Click on the flyer to learn more and find a link to register.

Essex County Habitat for Humanity is beginning a new 10-home affordable development in the town of Hamilton and hopes you will help us spread the word to families who may be interested in applying to become homeowners. Click on the flyer to learn more about qualifying and applying by attending an information session.
VOLUNTEER FOR SCHOONER ADVENTURE

Have you heard? TAA member Stuart Siegel is the new Executive Director at Schooner Adventure.
He is hoping to recruit some energetic congregants to volunteer on deck and dockside this summer as docents and educators. No prior experience or knowledge necessary. This is a great opportunity to sail aboard a 95-year old original Gloucester fishing schooner! Contact Stuart to volunteer and learn more about Schooner Adventure.
Know Someone Interested in Joining our Community?
Refer prospective members to Richard Huttner and Elaine Byrne
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86 Middle Street, Gloucester, MA 01930
(978) 281-0739 
Myron Geller, Rabbi Emeritus
Richard Quateman, President
Phoebe Potts, Director of the Sylvia Cohen Family Learning Project
Laurie Williamson, Bookkeeper 
Jasmine Epstein, Office Coordinator
In-Office hours: Monday - Wednesday 9 am - 3 pm; Thursday & Friday 9 am - 2 pm