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Welcome Rabbi David to CBE! 

Congregation Beth Elohim is excited to announce the appointment of Rabbi Braham David as our rabbi, starting on August 1. Rabbi David brings with him a wide range of pulpit and community experiences, most recently as rabbi for Temple Shalom in Medford, and as Executive Director of the Jewish Discovery Institute. Read more about Rabbi David here.

Rabbi David and Cantor Sarra will be leading Shabbat services on August 12th and 26th. For more opportunities to meet Rabbi David, visit this page.

Summer Shabbat Services ♦ July and August, 2022 ♦ In Person & ZOOM

We had fun last year, so we will hold some Shabbat services outdoors!  Friday services will alternate between 7:30 PM start @ CBE and 6:00 PM start @ the Arboretum. Bi-weekly Saturday services start at 9:30 AM at CBE.  Cantor Sarra and Rabbi David will lead services on August 12th and 26th. All others will be lay led.  See more details and the schedule HERE & watch Star-Lite for any updated location and start times.

SAVE THE DATE! Welcome Rabbi David/ Welcome Back Shabbat ♦ Friday, September 9

Join us as we welcome Rabbi David and gather to celebrate Shabbat.  A special event is planned.  More details to come soon.

Brotherhood Hike to Andres Institute and Sculpture Park ♦ Sunday, August 28 ♦ Meet at 11:00 AM at Andres Institute, Brookline, NH

Around 100 sculptures from artists all over the world decorate the hiking trails surrounding this locale.   Please RSVP to Elan Riesman.  Check Star-Lite for his email address.   This hike is open to everyone at CBE.  Bring  water and a dairy lunch. For questions, contact Elan.  

Brotherhood Breakfast featuring Dr. Christina Cliff ♦ Sunday, September 18 ♦ 9:00 AM in the CBE Social Hall & ZOOM

Join us for our first Brotherhood Breakfast of the 2022-2023 year! Chef Don Hoban will be cooking up something special for our return to an in person breakfast! Dr. Cliff is an Associate Professor of Political Science, Security Studies at Franklin Pierce University. Find details HERE about her topic of far right extremism, her background, and some of her writings.   Rejoin or Join Brotherhood HERE prior to the breakfast or pay then.

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.

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