Congregation Agudath Achim - Taunton, Massachusetts

Congregation Agudath Achim &
Jewish Community House
Taunton, Massachusetts 02780

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Congregation Agudath Achim - Celebrating 100 Years Serving the greater Taunton areaA Family of Friends @ Agudath Achim Taunton

Our progressive, independent congregation serves the Greater Taunton, Massachusetts Jewish Community including the towns of Taunton, Raynham, Lakeville, Norton, Easton, Middleboro, Mansfield, Dighton, Rehoboth, Freetown, Bridgewater, and Berkley.

Come find your place among our "Family of Friends" ― 85 member families part of a proud Jewish heritage that is over 100 years old.

We welcome Jewish individuals, Jewish families, interfaith families, and others exploring Jewish life and practice. We're friendly and open. Just ask!

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magendavid.jpgJoin us as we strive to maximize opportunities for Jews in the Greater Taunton Area to participate in Jewish communal life.

Why not be a part of our work to live up to God's call to "be a light to the nations." Moving into the 21st century, you, too, could engage the centuries-old vast Jewish moral, spiritual and philosophical tradition, undergirded by the profound teachings of Torah (study), Avodah (worship), and Gemilut Hasadim (behaving righteously).

Come find your place in a Family of Friends and become part of a community providing meaningful worship services, strong religious education, community mitzvah projects and opportunities for fostering Jewish friendships and social life.

We've changed as the world changed. Originating as an Orthodox congregation in the early 1900's, with women sitting in the balcony, transitioning to being a part of the Conservative movement, and now an unaffiliated Jewish congregation addressing the current trends in Jewish family life -- we welcome people from diverse Jewish backgrounds to participate in maintaining and building a strong Jewish presence in the center of southeastern Massachusetts.

Our Leadership

Rabbi/Cantor Anne Heath

Rabbi/Cantor Heath was ordained rabbi by The Academy for Jewish Religion in New York (Riverdale -The Bronx) in 2007. She received Cantorial Certification from Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion School of Sacred Music in 2000. She began serving our congregation in June 2003 while still in rabbinical school. She serves as rabbi, cantor, school principal, and program director.

Cantorial Soloist Margaret Burton

Returning for her fourth High Holy Day season, Cantorial Soloist Burton brings her talented vocal skills from Minneapolis to Taunton, joining Rabbi/Cantor Heath in leading Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur services. She not only sings beautifully, she also chants Torah and blows shofar. She instructs our children in this ancient art, inviting them to join her from out balcony to form a shofar choir at the end of services.

Our lay leaders include:
  • Board President - Joyce Antine

  • Board Chairperson - Mija Almeida

  • Religious School Chairperson - Lauren Coelho


Our Locations

Our congregation worships in an historic synagogue built in 1913 and located at 36 Winthrop Street (Route 44), just west of the Taunton Green in Taunton, Massachusetts.

Our congregational offices, school and social hall (gym/stage/auditorium) are located in the Jewish Community House located at 133 High Street, Taunton, Massachusetts just a block away from the synagogue.

In 1907, the founders of Agudath Achim established Mt. Nebo Cemetery, located on Glebe Street, off Route 140, on the western side of Taunton, Massachusetts. In 1990 additional property was purchased for the establishment of Harmony Park, our interfaith cemetery.
Congregation Agudath Achim - 508-822-3230 - P.O. Box 826, Taunton, MA 02780

Synagogue located at 36 Winthrop Street (Route 44), just west of the Taunton Green in Taunton, Massachusetts.
Jewish Community House located at 133 High Street, Taunton, Massachusetts