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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

School enrollment is now open!  

Click HERE to register.  Click  HERE to learn more about our K to 11th grade religious school program.  We seek to inspire our students to lead lives as identifying Jews, ethical human beings and to enable our students to become constructive citizens of our country and community. 

Q & A with Representative Lori Trahan ♦ Sunday, August 25 ♦ 3:15 PM

This is NOT a public event.  It is for CBE members and Na'aseh members only.  In February, Ms Trahan received Rabbi Mike and members of Na'aseh and the Concord Immigrant Justice Task Force in her Lowell office to learn from people who had visited the southern border.  She has since visited the border herself and has spoken out about that situation. She will answer your questions about that and any other issues that concern you.  Click HERE for more details.

Welcome Back Shabbat Dinner ♦ Friday, September 6 ♦ 6:00 pm

Join us for for a casual vegetarian dinner hosted by the CBE Board of Directors, followed by services and an oneg. A wonderful opportunity to see old friends, and make some new ones, especially if you're new to CBE. Look for the evite in your inbox or click here.

Join us for the High Holidays - 2019/5780!

Click HERE to find everything you need to know!  Find the schedule of services and events and all online forms.   Participate in services, help out with the children, purchase additional tickets, and register your children.  Join us for the Potluck Dinner and Discussion on the 2nd night of Rosh Hashanah.

Rest and Delight in the Sanctuary of Shabbat: Mindfulness, Meditation and Deep Relaxation with Rabbi Sigal Brier ♦ September 7 ♦ 1 to 4 PM

Join us for an experiential mini shabbat retreat with Rabbi Sigal Brier.  Learn from Heschel's book, The Sabbath.  Experience the benefits of rest and renewal and learn from related neuroscience and brain research on the topic.  Cost is $36.  Click HERE to register and pay.

Join us for the first joint Brotherhood & Sisterhood Breakfast ♦ Sunday, September 15 at 9:15 AM

Featuring Jody Marchand, co-founder of the Live for Liv Foundation.  It's mission is to is to raise awareness and offer help and support to victims of abuse and violence. The organization was founded by Jody and her family in memory of her daughter, Olivia, whose death was due to domestic and gun violence.  Click HERE for more details.

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.

It's CBE's 50th Anniversary - Save the Date, November 16, 2019!

Save the date for the Peace, Love and CBE Gala.  Celebrate with music, dancing, cocktails and hors d’oeuvres with a relaxed, groovy, flower power, bell bottom, freedom-seeking theme to commemorate 1969, the year our congregation was incorporated. As part of this event, enjoy a series of vignettes or skits that highlight our community achievements over the past 50 years.

Fri, August 23 2019 22 Av 5779