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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 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

Join us for the High Holidays - 2019/5780!

Click HERE to find everything you need to know!  Find the schedule of services and events and all online forms.   Participate in services, help out with the children, purchase additional tickets, and register your children. Sign up HERE to join your CBE community for the Potluck Dinner and Discussion on the 2nd night of Rosh Hashanah. 

Join us for our Sukkot Services and Celebrations! ♦ October 13, 14, and 16

Click HERE to find the schedule of Sukkot Services, to order your own set(s) of Lulav and Etrog for your family, and to find more details and RSVP to the Brotherhood & Sisterhood sponsored Wine and Cheese in the Sukkah!

Join us for the 50th Anniversary "Peace, Love and CBE Gala" on November 16, 2019 ♦ 7:00 PM to 11:00 PM

Click HERE to sign up for our GROOVY evening featuring a live show by our Shpiel squad, music by Mix 'N Match, dancing, hors d'oeuvres and desserts, and a cash bar.  Help us commemorate 1969, the year our congregation was incorporated.  Cost is $54 per person.  Kindly RSVP by November 6th as no walk-ins can be accepted.

Sisterhood invites you to 1969! ♦ Sunday, September 22 ♦ 6:00 PM

We continue to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of CBE's founding!  Join us for a night of fun - dinner, drinks, and groovy raffles!  Click HERE to sign up. You can pay your annual membership dues with signup or pay at the dinner.  Learn about donating for our Cradles to Crayons collection.  You'll get a free raffle ticket!  

Brotherhood Bagel Sale ♦ Bagels and fixings delivered ♦ November 3 by 9:00 AM

Give the gift of bagels to friends, neighbors, relatives or yourself!  CLICK HERE to place your order!  You'll find 3 bagel packages to choose from or you can donate instead.  Order deadline is October 25th.  Order soon!

Social Action/ Na'aseh presents the Jewish Racial Justice Tour ♦ Sunday, October 27 ♦ 8:30 AM to 2:00 PM

Guided by Lew Finfer from Mass Communities Action Network., we will visit many of the sites where Jews lived in Dorchester.  Click HERE  for details and to sign up.  Hurry!  The tour is limited to the first 25 paid registrants!  Deadline for paid registration is Friday, October 4th. 

Two Spiritually Powerful and Controversial Prayers for High Holidays: class led by Rabbi Emeritus Lewis Mintz ♦ Tuesdays, September 17 and 24 ♦ 7:30PM to 9PM

In preparation for the High Holidays, join this 2 session class to discuss the most well-known, spiritually powerful and controversial prayers:  Unetaneh Tokef and Kol Nidre.  Click HERE to register!  Join for one class or both!

Jewish Meditation Series with Cantor Sarra ♦ September 18, November 25, December 10 ♦ 7:15 PM

CLICK HERE for more details and to sign up for 1, 2, or all 3 sessions!  Sept 18: Jewish Meditation for a sweet new year; Nov 25: Hodayah: Experiencing the Power of Gratitude; Dec 10: Inviting the LIght of Healing.  There is no cost for these classes and they are open to all.

Stepping into Judaism: Exploring Jewish Tradition and Practice with Rabbi Mike ♦ Kick off Wednesday, September 18 at 7:30 PM, then, the third Thursday of each month

A course designed both for individuals exploring conversion, and Jews who wish they had a stronger Jewish background.  Click HERE for more details and to sign up.  There is no fee for CBE members.  You may join at any time in the series!

Conversational Hebrew Class with Instructor, Ronny Almog ♦ Wednesdays, October 30, November 6, 13, 20, December 4, 11 ♦ 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM

All levels are welcome, even those who are just starting out with Hebrew.  Each week, we'll dive into a topic, like holidays, family, or eating out.  Ronny Almog is a new CBE member and a native speaker.  Click HERE  to sign up.  We request a donation of $36 to the Adult Education Fund.

Words to Shape the World: The Language of Jewish Values with Rabbi Mike ♦ Tuesdays, October 29, November 5, 12, 19, 26 ♦ 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

Chesed, kavod, tzedek, tikvah - Join Rabbi MIke for a discussion of our lexicon of Jewish values.  CLICK HERE for more details and to sign up for this class.  There is no fee for CBE members.  You may join at any time in the series!

Na'aseh presents "Pursuing Justice with JALSA" ♦ Sunday, October 6 ♦ 2:00 to 3:30 PM

JALSA, Jewish Alliance for Law and Social Action, the progressive Jewish voice on issues of economic, social, environmental and racial justice is coming to CBE.  We will learn about their initiatives and have an opportunity to act! Click HERE for more details and to sign up!  There is no cost for this program.

50 Years 50 Words!  Let's kick start CBE's 50th anniversary year of celebration! - Submit By November 1

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.

Fri, September 20 2019 20 Elul 5779