- We are a Conservative congregation, affiliated with the United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism. We are a century-old congregation; the only Jewish institution on Cape Ann. We are a welcoming kehilah, community. Our broad membership of about 200 families is drawn from Gloucester, Rockport, Manchester, Essex and several towns farther inland. Our congregation is egalitarian, with both genders participating in all aspects of worship and leadership. We include the shomer shabbos and the non-observant; Ashkenazim and Sephardim; converts and kohanim; married and single; straight and gay. We hold Shabbat morning services year-round; Friday night services during the non-summer months; and the usual services for the High Holy Days and pilgrimage festivals. We take pride in our school, and in our close-knit community.