Am HaYam Havurah has a unique place in the Jewish life of its many members. It is place of study, prayer and meeting, created, nourished, and enlarged by the volunteer efforts of its members who work together to create a sacred community. We are an egalitarian Jewish community led by membership and committed to provide an inclusive, rich, and varied Jewish experience.

Since its founding in 1987, Am HaYam has grown to include more than four hundred members including year-rounders, seasonal members, and vacationers. It continues to provide religious services in addition to educational programs such as the Women's Torah Study, Rosh Chodesh Women, Menís Torah Study, the Play Reading Group and Sunday Torah Study. Its Adult Education Committee provides educational and cultural programs with speakers and Jewish films covering a wide variety of topics and interests. All members are invited to take part in any of our programs and to join the committees that make them happen.

Am HaYam has no dues and relies entirely on donations to fund its services and programs as well as its own commitment to support local non-profit organizations such as Lower Cape Outreach Council, Habitat for Humanity, VNA, Homeless Prevention Council and more. It also supports LCOC with an annual food drive between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. Am HaYam's services and events are free and open to the public.

Am HaYam Havurah: a community of prayer and reflection, of education and study, of friendship, family and caring. It is a community that recognizes the equality of men and women in religious practice and welcomes all individuals regardless of sexual preference, marital status and religious background. Open to all without regard to income or status.


Membership is open to any individual who would like to participate. There are no dues. We are supported solely by voluntary tax-deductible donations. All members are invited to take part in any of our programs and to join the committees that make them happen.


We offer a wide variety of programs to nourish your spirit, challenge your intellect, and strengthen your community ties. All programs are open to the public.

Affiliated with the Synagogue Council of Massachusetts