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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

Sisterhood's Mishloach Manot Purim Gift Bag Fundraiser ♦ Order by 2/24/2020!

Participate in the age-old tradition of giving gifts of food to family and friends for Purim. We fill gift bags with yummy treats, including homemade hamantaschen!  On March 8th, you can pick up the bags or we will deliver to CBE members!  $8 a bag!  CLICK HERE to place your order!

Adult Education presentsThings We Need to Know for Ourselves and Our Parents ♦Sundays, January 5, March 1, 29: 10-11:30 AM ♦ Sunday, January 26: 2:00-3:30 PM

Join us for this series of four presentations about end of life issues with expert guest speakers: Ethical Wills, Elder Healthcare,  Estate Planning, Jewish Burial Customs. No fee for these presentations.  Click HERE for more details and to sign up.

Purim Shpiel 5780 Performance & Party ♦ Saturday, March 7 ♦ 6:45 PM

Join us for opening night and party celebration with appetizers, desserts, and a cash bar!  Cost is $25, in advance and $30 at the door.  OR see the Sunday, March 8 performances at 10 AM or 2 PM.  Sunday shows are free with a donation to Acton Food Pantry and/or Yad Chessed.  CLICK HERE for more details.  CLICK HERE to sign up and pay for the Shpiel party!

Purim Carnival 5780 ♦ Sunday, March 7 ♦ 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM

Before or after the Shpiel performance, bring your kids to the Purim Carnival!  There will be games, prizes, face painting, as well as a light lunch and hamantaschen for purchase.  

Purim Pizza Dinner ♦ Monday, March 9 ♦ 5:30 to 6:00 PM

Join us for pizza and salad before the Purim Service and Megillah Reading!  Cost is $8 per person with a maximum of $25 per family.  RSVP is requested to help us plan!  CLICK HERE to sign up and pay online or email

The Book of Our Lives: Journeys Through the Jewish Prayerbook with Rabbi Mike ♦ Tuesdays in March ♦ 7:00 to 8:30 PM

Join us as we take a deeper look into our siddur and unearth personal meaning.  There is no cost for this Adult Education class.  CLICK HERE for more details and to register!

Conversational Hebrew with Ronny Almog ♦ Four Tuesdays in April plus May 5 ♦ 7:30 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.  We'll have fun, practice speaking Hebrew with each other, and learn some grammar along the way!

Bible & Bourbon ♦ Held Monthly at various congregant's homes

Join us for this casual come-as-you-are time to talk Torah and have a drink with friends! Join us in congregants' homes as Rabbi Mike presents a short text with lots of time to discuss and socialize.  Watch the STAR-LIte for locations.  Click HERE for the list of dates.

50 Years 50 Words!  Let's kick start CBE's 50th anniversary year of celebration!

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.

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!

Sun, February 23 2020 28 Shevat 5780