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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 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.

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.

Sisterhood Fair Trade Holiday Fundraiser ♦ November 1 to 18 

CLICK HERE to purchase a variety of fair trade holiday gifts and products.  Sisterhood receives 25% of product sales.  Orders will be available for pick-up at CBE the week of December 15th.  Fair trade is a model of ethical, sustainable trade that puts people and planet first.

Sisterhood presents the 2019 Holiday Shopping Fair ♦ Sunday, November 24 ♦ 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM

You will find books, jewelry, essential oils, hand knitted, quilted and fabric creations, Chanukah staples. ceramics, etc!  CLICK HERE for more information about vendors and gift items!  Free admission.

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.

The Poetry and Power of the Prophets: My All-Time Favorite Haftarot ♦ Mondays, November 4, 18, 25, December 2 ♦ 7:00 to 8:30 PM

Rabbi Emeritus Lewis Mintz will teach this four week class.  Learn about the beautiful messages from the Nevi'im or Prophets that we read every Shabbat and on High Holy Days.  Sign up HERE so we know you are coming.  There is no fee for this class.

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!

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