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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 independence in our practice of Judaism. We combine an appreciation for the sanctity of Jewish traditions with a sensitivity to the needs of a population which is religiously diverse.   We have a commitment to social justice that is informed by the core Jewish values that reflect the identity and priorities of our community and we strive everyday to build and maintain an anti-racist Jewish community. Our leadership is committed to the personal and spiritual growth of our members, providing guidance and support throughout life's journey.  We offer a Jewish-themed preschool, and a K–11th grade religious school. If you'd like to learn more about membership, click here.

Interim Rabbi Search

CBE has begun an interim Rabbi search, effective immediately. Applications are being accepted for a position beginning this summer. The interim Rabbi will join a professional team of Cantor, Education Director, Synagogue Administrator, and Director of the Early Childhood Learning Center. Interested parties may email for the job description and application instructions.

Congregants are invited to meet two candidates for this position on June 14 and June 22. See this page for more details!

Around the Shul

Rabbi Mike Farewell Shabbat Service Video HERE ♦ Saturday, June 11

Many were in attendance to say farewell and yasher koach to Rabbi Mike as he begins his new career adventure in Atlanta, Georgia.  View the photo gallery and shabbat service video HERE.  Around the 1:45 point, you will hear several "tributes" and memories of Rabbi Mike's time with us at CBE from staff members and others. We are still accepting donations  toward the purchase of the inscribed rock for our Eitz Chaim (Tree of Life) in recognition of Rabbi Mike’s part in the spiritual journey of Congregation Beth Elohim… and to celebrate our community as we move into our next chapter.

Lunchtime Talmud with Rabbi Mike ♦ Thursdays starting September 23 through June, 2022 ♦ 12:00 to 1:00 PM

Lunchtime Talmud is back by popular demand! Join Rabbi Mike for some noontime learning and discussions for Talmud beginners and up. This may be held both in person and via ZOOM. Sign up and find details about obtaining the version of the Koren Talmud Bavli.

Sat, June 25 2022 26 Sivan 5782