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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.

Catered Community Shabbat Dinner ♦ Friday, October 25 ♦ 7:30 PM

CBE will be hosting a catered Shabbat dinner after the Power Hour Shabbat service. Sign up HERE  by October 20 and choose your menu option of Chicken, Salmon or Tofu.  Children under 12 will have pasta with sauce and salad. Cost is $20/adults, $12/teens, and no charge for children under 12.  

Brotherhood Bagel Sale ♦ Bagels and fixings delivered ♦ November 3 by 9:00 AM ♦ Order Deadline is October 25

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 soon!

Brotherhood Breakfast ♦ Sunday, October 27 ♦ 9:15 AM

Program will be Fugitive Stories presented by David Gerratt , President of Fugitive Productions.  Fugitive Stories continues its special brand of non-competitive storytelling. There will be four storytellers, all Moth and Massmouth winners.  CLICK HERE for more details.

Sisterhood Scavenger Hunt ♦ Saturday, October 26 ♦ 6:30 PM at CBE

Get ready for a fabulous evening exploring Acton with your Sistas ending up with drinks at Holy Grail Acton!  Cost is $5 per person.  CLICK HERE to pre-register so we can pre-plan the hunt teams! If you can't plan ahead, feel free to just join us that night!

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 Monday, October 21 or, earlier, if the limited slots are filled. 

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!

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.

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