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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.

Around the Shul

Jewish Boston by Foot with Sisterhood ♦ Sunday, June 12 ♦ Meet at CBE at 9:30 AM or at Vilna Shul by 11:00 AM

This tour focuses on the lives of the Jews of the North Slope around the turn of the 20th century and talks about the changes to the neighborhood over the years that they lived here. The tour is from 11:00 to 12:30 with possible lunch after.  You must register by June 4th. Limited to 30 people. Open to Sisterhood members only ($18) through May 25 and then, if available spots, to non-members ($25) as of May 26.

Tikkun L'eil Shavuot ♦ Saturday, June 4 ♦ 7:30 PM to Late - In Person & ZOOM

Join us for a full night of learning. We will have a service in the middle of the tikkun. If you have something you would like to teach, please contact Waky at by May 31, 2022. If in person, we plan to share food, especially cheesecake!  We will abide by the CBE Covid-19 policy. Register HERE so we know to expect you and to receive attendance information, also in Star-Lite.

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.

Sun, May 29 2022 28 Iyyar 5782