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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 commit to building and maintaining an anti-racist Jewish community.  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

CBE Chanukah Celebration! ♦ Each night of Chanukah, December 10 - 17

Join us each night for a community candle lighting and fun activities. There is something for everyone - a daily Menorah contest, Great Jewish Fry Off, BBYO scavenger hunt, storytelling and craft event, digital dreidl, cookie decorating, rededication of democracy, Mezuzah ceremony, and a CBE Coffee House. Sign up, pre-order, and find all details HERE.

Sisterhood Virtual Mahjong Night ♦ Third Thursday of every month at 7:00 pm

Join Sisterhood for virtual Mahjong!  There is no charge and all are welcome.  Check HERE for all upcoming dates and links to join and play.

Next Virtual Brotherhood Breakfast, featuring Acton resident, David Gilfix ♦ Sunday, December 20 ♦ 9:30 am

David Gilfix, will discuss his music career and his new CD of original music,  titled "When Will I Begin?"  He will also discuss a lifetime of learning, teaching, performing, and composing music. For more information about David’s new album, please visit David's website

Bible & Bourbon ♦ Held Monthly via Zoom

Restarting on December 20th at 4:00 pm. Join us virtually for this casual come-as-you-are time to talk Torah and have a drink with friends! Join us as Rabbi Mike presents a short text with lots of time to discuss and socialize.

High Holiday Appeal 2020/5781

The High Holiday Appeal is an opportunity for you to invest in your values and our future by supporting the CBE community. CLICK HERE to donate, to learn what we can achieve together and to hear from CBE members about what this community means to them personally. Please consider a generous gift this year.

Scholar in Residence Weekend ♦ February 12 - 14, 2021

Please save the date for a weekend of drash, learning and conversation with Ruth Messinger, former Director of the American Jewish World Service.  Details to follow...

High Holidays 2020/5781- Videos and Sermons

If you missed any of the High Holiday services or you want to watch any sections again, you can now view the video recordings HERE.  We have also included links to all of the sermons and the CBE President's address. You will find all services videos, link to individual Choir videos and audio recordings, month of Elul Shofar sounding videos and Ellen Krueger's class video, Challah in the Round: a Special way to Start the New Year .  

Fri, December 4 2020 18 Kislev 5781