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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

Passover 5784 at CBE ♦ Selling of Chametz, April 20 Haggadah Show & Tell, April 29 Seventh day of Passover Yom Tov Service

See our Passover 5784 page for all details including the form and donation links for selling of Chametz, information about upcoming Passover related services.  Haggadah Show & Tell replaces the usual Torah Study on April 20th and we'll gather for Passover Yom Tov morning service with Yizkor on April 29th.

CBE "One Community" Rockin' Auction ♦ Sunday, June 2 ♦ 6:00 PM

Don't miss CBE's biggest social event of the year! Join your fellow congregants at CBE’s Auction to enjoy catered delicacies and desserts, cash bar, live music and bidding for large and small treasures.  Save the date!  Watch your mail for your invitation and watch "this space" for the RSVP link!  Email auction2024@bethelohim.org if you have goods or services to donate!

Congregation-Wide Information Meeting on Proposed Constitution Changes and Board Restructure ♦ Sunday, April 28 ♦ 5:00 PM on Zoom only

This is an information session to explain the proposed changes to the CBE constitution and the CBE Board restructure.  This is in preparation for the Annual Meeting at which time the congregation will vote on these changes.  Watch Star-Lite for links to access documents and for the Zoom log-in.

Sue Wachter presents: A Jewish Parent’s Guide to College Admissions ♦ Sunday, April 28 ♦ 7:00 PM in person only at CBE Youth Lounge

Sisterhood is sponsoring this informative event led by our fellow congregant, Sue Wachter, an experienced college counselor. Learn about important factors that are used to evaluate applications by admissions offices and discuss recent antisemitism on campuses. There is no charge but, please sign up HERE.

Sisterhood Spring Flower Sale Fundraiser ♦ Order deadline is Friday, April 26 with pick-up at CBE on Sunday, May 5th

Order your spring flowers from Sisterhood! Click HERE to choose from these options: Combo hanging planters for sun or shade @ $40 each or pink or purple petunias in four inch pots for $8 each or sets of 3 for $20.

Shabbat B'Yachad (Together!) Dinner ♦ First Friday of each month through May ♦ 6:00 to 7:00 PM

Join us for our Shabbat Dinner the first Friday of each month through May!  The dinner is after our Tot Shabbat and before our Ruach Shabbat service, so all can join. There is no charge, but we request that you sign up for our planning purposes. Go to the calendar, click on the 1st Friday of each month dinner event, and sign up! 

Temple Tots: A Monthly Class for ages 2-PreK and their Grown-Ups

Join us each month as we explore Jewish holidays through stories, arts and crafts, music, a snack and play time with other Jewish families! Registration is full at this moment, but please email interest to Beth Goldstein at bethg@bethelohim.org as spots may open up. 

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 ♦ One Thursday evening per month

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

Monthly Meditations with Cantor Sarra ♦ One Monday per month ♦7:00 to 8:30 PM at CBE & Zoom

This popular series with Cantor Sarra is back and happening monthly both in person and via Zoom! June date is TBD.  Sign up here and you will receive the Zoom link.

Wed, April 17 2024 9 Nisan 5784