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Welcome to Congregation Beth Elohim

We are a close-knit community synagogue in Acton, Massachusetts, about 25 miles northwest of Boston. We draw our membership from over a dozen surrounding cities and towns. Since our founding in 1969 we have been independent and non-affiliated, allowing us to open our doors to all, regardless of religious background or practice. We are a vibrant, diverse, caring and active community. Join us at a service or event!  Click here to learn more about us or to inquire about membership.

Around the Shul

"American Jewish Identity and Israel" - An Adult Education Class with Rabbi David ♦ Tuesdays, November 14 to December 12 (no class November 21) ♦ 5:00 PM to 6:15 PM at CBE & via Zoom

Please join Rabbi David for this timely exploration of Jewish identity and Israel! This class will focus on questions pertaining to American Jewish identity plus the central role the State of Israel plays.  Sign up and find more details here.

Submit your message and/or make a donation in honor of the installation of Rabbi David

We welcomed Rabbi David as our permanent Rabbi at his installation on October 29th with about 200 congregants, family and friends in attendance. You can still submit a message to Rabbi David and/or the CBE community.  We invite you to submit your message and make a donation in honor of Rabbi David's installation HERE.

Sisterhood: Chanukah Shop, Nosh and Schmooze ♦ Pre-order by Tuesday, November 28 ♦ Pick up, shop, nosh and schmooze Sunday, December 3, 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM

Welcome to Sisterhood's Chanukah Fundraiser where you can order your Chanukah essentials from Sisterhood, order unique gifts from Fair Trade Caravans, buy holiday books from Silver Unicorn and nosh on coffee and sufganiyot. .  

Brotherhood Breakfast & Scientists in Synagogues Presents Professor Sara Seager (MIT): "Exoplanets and the Search for Extraterrestrial Life" ♦ Sunday, December 17 ♦ 9:00 AM

Join us for this second in the series Science with a Schmear!  The speaker program will be available in person & via Zoom. More information and sign-up form coming soon.

Shabbat Dinner prior to 4th Grade Led Shabbat Service ♦ Friday, December 1 ♦ 6:10 PM

Everyone join us for Shabbat Dinner following Tot Shabbat at 5:30 PM and preceding the 4th Grade Led Shabbat Service at 7:00 PM. There is no charge for dinner, but, for our planning purposes, we request that you let us know you/ your family are coming.  RSVP Here..

Monthly Meditations with Cantor Sarra ♦ Wednesday, November 15 & Monday December 4 ♦ 7:00 to 8:30 PM at CBE & Zoom

November class moved to Wednesday, November 15.  This popular series with Cantor Sarra is back!  The December program will be about Mussar and Miracles, in preparation for Chanukah. Sign up here!

Torah Talk with Rabbi David ♦ The first 3 Thursdays of each month ♦ 12:00 to 1:00 PM on Zoom only

Rabbi David continues this popular class!  This will be a general text study class that could bring in Talmud, Mishnah, Torah, Midrash, or other sacred texts. It could also be about Jewish values and current events, or an upcoming holiday. This fall, the focus will be about Jewish Practice. Sign up to receive the Zoom information.

Monthly Sisterhood Mah Jongg ♦ Sundays, generally end of the month, during Religious School hours

Consider joining a Sisterhood Mah Jongg game!  Never played but interested in learning? We would be happy to teach you.  Just email  Find the list of dates here.

High Holiday Appeal 5784

What does the CBE community mean to you?  Our unique Jewish community endures solely because of the contributions and efforts of our members.  You can donate online, selecting "High Holiday Appeal" in the dropdown list. or you can mail to the CBE office. Read more about why your contribution is so important to sustaining our community. 

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