THIS WEEK'S TORAH PORTION
Parashat Behar - Behukkotai
2nd Triennial Leviticus 25:39 - 26:46
Read the Portion on Sefaria.org you can click a verse for commentary

Join us to Count the Omer! Each night at 8:45 (except Fridays) through May 15th. We meet for 10 minutes for a song, poem or reflection, say the blessing and count the day. No prep needed! LEARN MORE AND REGISTER

RABBI'S CORNER
Can “Wade in the Water” be a Jewish song? Or Singing "Wade in the Water" with Two Midrashim: Rabbi Lewis’ reflections on tonight’s Omer song offering

SHAVUOT EVENTS
TIKKUN LEIL SHAVUOT
Sunday, May 16
7:30 pm optional Ma’ariv
8 pm start of Tikkun Leil Shavuot
Evening Torah study in celebration of the anniversary of the giving of the Torah.
This year we will join three other North Shore communities for our celebration of Torah. 

SHAVUOT MORNING ZERVICE
with Full Hallel, Selections from the Book of Ruth and Yizkor
Monday, May 17, 9:30 am


We will be reciting Yizkor, the memorial prayers to remember our loved ones.
If you'd like to share photos of the loved ones you are remembering, please send to Marilyn Kramer. She and her son Corey will make a slide show for the community. 
MARK YOUR CALENDAR
SYLVIA COHEN FAMILY LEARNING PROJECT
 END-OF-THE-SCHOOL-YEAR SHABBAT AND GRADUATION
Friday, May 7, 5:30 pm

Contact Jasmine for the Link to the Event
CHEESECAKE FOR SHAVUOT CLASS WITH JANET CLINE
Sunday, May 16, 11:30 am

TAA BOOK CLUB SELECTION FOR JUNE
My Father's Paradise by Ariel Sabar
Tuesday, June 15, 7 pm
All are welcome!

Contact Barbara Kaplan to sign up
  • THE AMAZING JEWISH CALENDAR with Cantor Bruce Siegel Sundays through May, 10 am LEARN MORE AND REGISTER
  • LIVE GARDEN TOUR Sunday, July 11th To show your garden or property or serve on the committee, contact Cynthia Kaplan.
TAA KIDS AND FAMILIES
TWO SCHOLARSHIPS FROM THE LAPPIN FOUNDATION
Applications are being accepted for the Howard Steven Feffer Memorial Scholarship and the Zakhar Vayntrub Memorial Scholarship in Engineering.
Contact Debbie Coltin for more information.
REGISTER FOR OUR WEEKLY EVENTS
Thursdays 11 am
Sundays 8:45 AM
Saturdays 9:30 am
with Richard Huttner Mondays 11 am
ACCESS ELECTRONIC SIDDURIM / Contact Jasmine for hard copies
TAA COMMITTEES

Join the Caregivers Support Group for their Tuesday 10:30 am meetings

TAA’s Everyone Eats! Team provides lunch supplies to up to thirty-four guests each Sunday at Gloucester's Action Shelter. To join the team or find out more, email Martha. A big thanks to all our current volunteers!

Know Someone Interested in Joining our Community?
Refer prospective members to Richard Huttner and Elaine Byrne

Thank you to Carol Seitchik, Millie Zinck, Jasmine Epstein, and Barrie Levine for a wonderful night of poetry. We look forward to hosting Poets on the Balcony in the future! --Miriam Weinstein, Ruth Budelmann, Miriam Pett

EVENTS NEAR AND FAR
COVID-19 VACCINE CLINIC IN GLOUCESTER
Thursday, May 6, 2:30-5:30pm

The City of Gloucester will be hosting a COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic in cooperation with the Gloucester Family Health Center. The Gloucester Health Department encourages all eligible residents to get the vaccine as soon as possible. The Moderna Vaccine which is available to everyone 18+.
If the clinic fills up before you have a chance to register, please add yourself to the waiting list as we frequently have cancellations, and we will also reach out to those on the waiting list should we receive additional vaccines. 
DISCUSSION OF ANTISEMITISM HERE AND NOW
WITH DEBORAH LIPSTADT
Thursday, May 6, 7:30 pm

ECCO COMMUNITY MEETING
Thursday, May 13, 5-7pm
Join ECCO’s diverse community to connect, share back our research so far on both community investment and policing, and plot out next steps.

  • JCRC SPEAKER SERIES: THE IMPACT OF COVID-19 ON UNDER-RESOURCED COMMUNITIES IN ISRAEL Thursday, May 6, 12 pm Featuring Nathan Jeffay, Times of Israel Health and Science Correspondent REGISTER
  • BRINGING STORIES TO LIFE Wednesday, May 12, 7:30 pm Learn the art of reading children's stories LEARN MORE AND REGISTER
  • JLIVE WITH ANITA RABINOFF-GOLDMAN Friday, May 14, 12:00 pm Artist Anita Rabinoff-Goldman will talk about her work as a quilt artist and how that work has expressed her Jewish identity. REGISTER
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Myron Geller, Rabbi Emeritus
Eric Kaplan, President
Phoebe Potts, Director of the Sylvia Cohen Family Learning Project
Jasmine Epstein, Office Coordinator
Laurie Williamson, Bookkeeper