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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

Tikkun Leil Shavuot 5780 ♦  Thursday, May 28 ♦ 8 PM to midnight

This year we'll be hosting a Tikkun online.  Join us for a full night of programming, including a short service, teachings from our rabbi and cantor and congregants.  Do you have a topic that you want to teach or lead?  CLICK HERE to sign up.

Summer Jewish Cooking Class with Morah Cindy Kalish ♦ 6 Wednesdays starting May 27th ♦ 2:30 PM via ZOOM

This will be fun for all ages. Learn to make delicious Jewish dishes, why they are Jewish and some Hebrew also!  CLICK to register and pay $40 per household.

Rabbi Mike had the honor of representing a religious point-of-view on the webinar, The Commission on Unalienable Rights: A U.S. Assault on Human Rights that took place Thursday, May 7

The panel included Kerry Kennedy and representatives of other participating human rights organizations.  Click HERE for details and to view the webinar recording.

Conversational Hebrew with Ronny Almog ♦  Tuesdays, May 5, 12, 26 and June 2 ♦ 7:00 PM via ZOOM

Ronny Almog will again teach a class in Conversational Hebrew, this time online!  Click for ZOOM link.  Email  Ronny at if you are interested.

Jewish @ Home with Rabbi Mike and Cantor Sarra via ZOOM ♦ Wednesdays, May 6, 13, 20, 27 ♦ 7:00 PM

Join Rabbi Mike and Cantor Sarra for an exploration of Jewish home rituals (the morning and bedtime Shema, blessings over food, mezuzah, tzedakah and more) and their relevance for us today. All are welcome! Please CLICK to sign up so we know who is coming!

Stepping into Judaism:Exploring Jewish Tradition and Practice  with Rabbi Mike ♦ 3rd Thursday of each month ♦ 7:30 PM

CLICK for ZOOM link.  This class will be an exploration of some basic elements of Jewish identity.  Topics will include Torah (and other classic Jewish texts), Jewish holidays, prayer, personal Jewish ethics, Shabbat, kashrut, lifecycle events, etc.  You may join at any time in the series.

Bible & Bourbon ♦ Held Monthly via Zoom

Join us virtually for this casual come-as-you-are time to talk Torah and have a drink with friends! Join us as Rabbi Mike presents a short text with lots of time to discuss and socialize. 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.

Fri, May 29 2020 6 Sivan 5780