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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

Siddur Chaveirim Kol Yisrael is available for pickup 

Pick up at the synagogue, 9 to 12, Monday through Friday.  Sign the sign out sheet.  There is no charge. This will be used for Friday and Mincha services starting August 21st. Wear a mask. If you feel uncomfortable or are unable to pick up the siddur, contact Elaine at for personal delivery.  Optionally, you can download the siddur HERE.

High Holidays 2020/5781

CLICK for latest information.  Attend the Virtual Town Hall: What to Expect for High Holidays 2020, August 16, 7:30 to 8:30 PM.  Contribute a video to wish fellow members a Happy New Year.  Submit photos of loved ones for Yizkor. Stay tuned for services information!

Jewish Arts & Crafts with Morah Cindy ♦ 5 Wednesdays at 2:30 PM starting August 5

Join us via ZOOM to create art together using a variety of art supplies in your home and provided by us.  Geared for entering 3rd grade and older. $40 per household.  CLICK HERE for more information and to register.

Mah Jongg Game Night Take 2 ♦ August 13 ♦ 7:30 PM

Come join us for another virtual Sisterhood event. All games will be played on normal speed with the 2020 card.  Everyone will have a chance to play.  BYOC (Bring your own cocktail). CLICK for more details, link for app, and ZOOM information.

Sisterhood Invites You To Take Part in Blanket ME USA

Give back by making a blanket to be distributed by an organization called Blanket Me - a hands on mission to care for the homeless unable or unwilling to find shelter.  We will collect in September.  Sisterhood can help with patterns and supplies.  Click HERE for contact information and more details.

Rabbi Mike had the honor of representing a religious point-of-view on the webinar, The Commission on Unalienable Rights: A U.S. Assault on Human Rights that took place Thursday, May 7

The panel included Kerry Kennedy and representatives of other participating human rights organizations.  Click HERE for details and to view the webinar recording.

Bible & Bourbon ♦ Held Monthly via Zoom

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. Click HERE for the list of dates.

50 Years 50 Words! 

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.

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