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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

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.

Social Action looking for volunteers as CBE serves three Christmas meals at Cor Unum in Lawrence, MA

Cor Unum is a not-for-profit meal center serving meals 365 days/year.  We need volunteers for Christmas Eve dinner and Christmas Day breakfast.  Click HERE for more details and RSVP instructions to Lori Lotterman at

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

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.  Click HERE for more details.

Brotherhood Curling Event at Petersham Curling Club, Petersham, MA ♦ January 12 ♦ 12 to 4 PM (meet at 11 AM at CBE if carpooling)

Learn to curl with Brotherhood!  Those that joined us last year had a great time!  Cost includes curling and lunch and there is a cash bar at the club.  Register by December 19th and pay $26.  After December 19th, the cost is $36.  CLICK HERE to sign up and pay!


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.

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.

Fri, December 6 2019 8 Kislev 5780