Rosh Hashanah (aka “Jewish New Year”) is officially two weeks away! We invite the community to join us for the 2013 | 5774 High Holy Days at the Temple Ahavat Achim located at 86 Middle St. in downtown Gloucester!
Join us for services on the following days:
- September 4, Erev Rosh Hashanah at 7 pm;
- September 5 & 6, First and Second Days of Rosh Hashanah – both days at 9 am;
- September 13, Kol Nidre (An Aramaic prayer annulling vows made before God) at 7 pm, and
- September 14, Yom Kippur (“Day of Atonement”) at 9 am.
Complete schedule of services can be found on our website, www.taagloucester.org
All are welcome! No tickets required!
TAA is wishing you and your family a Sweet and Happy New Year!
3rd ANNUAL GLOUCESTER OVERDOSE VIGIL
August 29, 2013
Remembering those lost to Drug Overdose
On August 29, 2013 the Gloucester Overdose Vigil Committee would like to invite all community members who have lost a loved one to overdose. We are a committee made up of concerned community members from Gloucester and Cape Ann.
Dedication of luminaries, speakers, music and the reading of names will be part of this special evening.
Losing a loved one to an overdose is a lonely experience. In a healing spirit and tradition set by other communities join us in coming together to remember those we have lost to overdose and shed light on this ongoing tragedy.
If you are a neighbor, friend, family of someone taken by an overdose or have been touched in any way by a drug overdose please join us for a remembrance and vigil. We will be gathering on Stacy Boulevard at the flag pole near the Cut Bridge, overlooking Gloucester Harbor from 7:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m. rain or shine
Two people die from an overdose every day in Massachusetts and from 2002-2008 we have lost 3,859 residents in our state. In Gloucester the rate of overdose is 2.2 times higher than the state rate.
According to the US Department of Health and Human Services there were 38,329 reported fatal overdoses in the United States.