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As of March 17 we are temporarily not holding services, classes or meetings in our building. No one should enter the building except for essential functions. Please contact Rabbi Mike at or President David Leers at for guidance. Be well and stay safe!

  • To read Rabbi Mike's March 17 email to the congregation, please click here.

  • See what classes and services we're offering online! Updated daily on our CBE calendar. 

  • Please contact the Chesed Committee at if we can help you during this difficult time. 

  • Na'aseh ("We Will Act") Needs YOU to Help Fight Covid-19. Find out how.


Welcome to Congregation Beth Elohim —

— an egalitarian, community synagogue located in Acton, Massachusetts. Independent and non-affiliated, we welcome diversity, including individuals and interfaith families, regardless of age, race, gender, economic or family status, ethnic background, mental or physical ability, or sexual orientation. We draw our membership from surrounding towns including Ayer, Bolton, Boxborough, Carlisle, Chelmsford, Concord, Groton, Harvard, Littleton, Stow, and Westford. As an oasis of Jewish life far from areas of high Jewish concentration, we embrace a progressive orientation, combining an appreciation for the sanctity of Jewish traditions with a sensitivity to the needs of a population which is religiously diverse. We offer a Jewish-themed preschool, and a K–11th grade religious school. If you'd like to learn more about membership, click here.

Around the Shul

VIRTUAL Community Passover Seder with Congregation Or Atid with ZOOM ♦ Thursday, April 9 ♦ 7:00 PM

Please join us online for a Community Passover Seder with Congregation Or Atid, Wayland.  This will be co-lead by Rabbi Louis Polisson and Rabbi Mike Rothbaum.  We will use the new Passover Haggadah from Tablet Magazine.   Click HERE for link and instructions to obtain required password.  

Jewish Meditation: Calm in the Midst of Uncertainty with Cantor Sarra with ZOOM ♦ Mondays, April 13 and 27, May 4 and 11 ♦ 7 PM

Over this series, we’ll practice four powerful meditations and tools that we can use anytime to fill our days and our spirit with love, calm, and joy.  Join some or all of the sessions. See more details and sign up HERE.


Conversational Hebrew with Ronny Almog ♦ To be held virtually with ZOOM ♦ Dates TBD

The Hebrew class is being adjusted to a remote format and will be postponed for few weeks. A new date and more details will be announced soon.  Email Ronny at if you are interested and let him know your level of Hebrew knowledge!

50 Years 50 Words!  Let's kick start CBE's 50th anniversary year of celebration!

Help archive the first 50 years of this vibrant community!   Click HERE for more details and to submit your reflections and hopes and donate for our celebration.  Click  HERE to read everyone's submissions and see them scrolling on the community court board.

Tue, April 7 2020 13 Nisan 5780