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Welcome to Congregation Beth Elohim

We are a close-knit community synagogue in Acton, Massachusetts, about 25 miles northwest of Boston. We draw our membership from over a dozen surrounding cities and towns. Since our founding in 1969 we have been independent and non-affiliated, allowing us to open our doors to all, regardless of religious background or practice. We are a vibrant, diverse, caring and active community. Join us at a service or event!  Click here to learn more about us or to inquire about membership.

Around the Shul

Celebrate Purim 5784: Purim Service & Megillah Reading ♦ Saturday, March 23 at 6:00 PM in person & Zoom

Join us for the annual mitzvah of listening to the story of Esther and Mordechai, chanted by over 25 members of all ages from our CBE community. Celebrate this season of joy, fun, and laughter, with Klezmer music by our special guest Barry Shapiro and CBE musicians and dancing!  Find more details...

Celebrate Purim 5784: Talent Show, Social Action Activity & Purim Carnival ♦ Sunday, March 24 ♦ Starting at 10:00 AM

Come enjoy the Purim Talent Show at 10:00 AM, participate in the social action activity at 11:00 AM and then join in the fun and games of our annual Purim Carnival starting at 11:30 AM. Hope to see you there… and don’t forget to wear your favorite costume! Find more details...

Would You Like to Chant from the Megillah? ♦ Email Cantor Sarra by March 1st ♦ Community Megillah Reading on Saturday evening, March 23

All adults, teens and kids are invited to chant from the Megillah (Book of Esther) this Purim! Readers can chant 1, 2, or more verses in the unique and beautiful trope (melody) for Purim. Cantor Sarra will provide recordings and help. English parts are available also. Email cantorsarra@bethelohim.org by March 1.

Scientists in Synagogues Speaker Series Presents Dr. Robyn Cohen, Asthma disparities: A journey towards helping kids and families breathe a little easier ♦ Sunday, March 3 ♦ 9:00 AM in person only

Join us for Science with a Schmear with breakfast served by Brotherhood. Dr, Cohen is Associate Professor of Pediatrics at Boston University School of Medicine, and Director of Boston Medical Center Pediatric Pulmonary & Allergy Clinic and was Jaymi Formaggio's medical school roommate! Sign up and see details here.

Sisterhood Winter Walk/Snowshoe with Bonfire ♦ Sunday, March 3 ♦ 3:00 PM at congregant's home in Acton

Its our annual winter walk/snowshoe in the conservation lands followed by bonfire, snacks, and shmoozing.  There is no cost for this event.  Sign up HERE and you will receive the address by email.

Shabbat B'Yachad (Together!) Dinner ♦ First Friday of each month through May ♦ 6:00 to 7:00 PM

Join us for our Shabbat Dinner the first Friday of each month through May!  The dinner is after our Tot Shabbat and before our Ruach Shabbat service, so all can join. There is no charge, but we request that you sign up for our planning purposes. Go to the calendar, click on the Friday dinner event, and sign up! 

Brotherhood Celtics Watch Party ♦ Wednesday, March 20 ♦ 7:30 PM at CBE

Brotherhood will be streaming the Celtics game with the Bucks!
Please come for a light dinner, a cool beverage and cheer for the Celtics as they play the Bucks!  All are welcome! Cost is $5.00 per person to cover the cost of the food and beverages. Register and pay here.

Temple Tots: A Monthly Class for ages 2-PreK and their Grown-Ups

Join us each month as we explore Jewish holidays through stories, arts and crafts, music, a snack and play time with other Jewish families! Registration is full at this moment, but please email interest to Beth Goldstein at bethg@bethelohim.org as spots may open up. 

Torah Talk with Rabbi David ♦ The first 3 Thursdays of each month ♦ 12:00 to 1:00 PM on Zoom only

Rabbi David continues this popular class!  This will be a general text study class that could bring in Talmud, Mishnah, Torah, Midrash, or other sacred texts. It could also be about Jewish values and current events, or an upcoming holiday. This fall, the focus will be about Jewish Practice. Sign up to receive the Zoom information.

Monthly Sisterhood Mah Jongg ♦ Sundays, generally end of the month, during Religious School hours

Consider joining a Sisterhood Mah Jongg game!  Never played but interested in learning? We would be happy to teach you.  Just email sisterhood@bethelohim.org.  Find the list of dates here.

Monthly Meditations with Cantor Sarra ♦ Usually the first Monday of the month  ♦7:00 to 8:30 PM at CBE & Zoom

This popular series with Cantor Sarra is back and happening monthly both in person and via Zoom!  Dates just added for April and May.  June date is TBDSign up here and you will receive the Zoom link.

Thu, February 22 2024 13 Adar I 5784