A Reform, welcoming, egalitarian congregation committed to meeting the needs of today’s Jewish family.
We are located in North Chelmsford, MA, and draw from 22 communities in the Merrimack Valley.
Congregation Shalom is a Reform Jewish community committed to education, spiritual growth, and Tikkun Olam (healing the world).
We are proud to be an extended family of equals – welcoming, caring and inclusive. Together, we engage in religious observance, enjoy social activities, and pursue life-long learning.
Reimagining Jewish Life
The doors to Congregation Shalom are open to all who are interested in exploring Jewish life. We believe that a synagogue isn’t a building, but rather a caring community where people can connect in meaningful ways throughout all of life’s stages. At Congregation Shalom there is no one way to be Jewish or Jewishly connected. We look forward to welcoming you!
At Congregation Shalom we embrace inclusivity and we value each person for the gifts they bring to our community. We welcome everyone who wants to connect to Jewish life regardless of religious background, race, ethnicity, gender, socioeconomic status, age, physical abilities, sexual orientation and gender identity. As a Reform Jewish congregation, we believe that there is a place in our community for everyone, regardless of the expression of their faith. We welcome people with divergent beliefs, perspectives and spiritual practices. Our community is stronger because of our diversity.
Congregation Shalom is a kehillah, a community of people who value friendship and collaboration. Together we strive to nurture relationships, supporting each other in times of need and celebrating moments of joy. We create meaningful educational, spiritual and social opportunities to enrich our lives, our families and our friendships. We also believe in the importance of building relationships with members of the interfaith community, and that through dialogue within our congregation and in the broader community we can inspire and encourage Tikkun–healing.
From Pre-school to Adult Ed, we offer Jewish learning opportunities for every age.
We strive to provide meaningful and spiritual experiences for all members.
Healing the world is infused in every aspect of our temple community.
Latest News and Events
Session 2 Going On Now Through Nov 28!
Bidding is open to everyone (not just members) from November 1st through December 23rd on our auction website, www.shalom-auction.org. Just visit the website to sign up and start bidding. Items will change every two weeks. We have lots of great items for Session 2, including beautiful artwork by Sara Brook Campbell and more jewelry by Phyllis Howard, an autographed New England Patriots Devin McCourty photo with certification, theater tickets to Seacoast Rep and Boston Stage Company, gift certificates to Idylwilde Farms and Whole Foods, and terrific restaurant gift certificates such as to Burton’s Grill and Seasons 52, and lots more. Questions? Please email: email@example.com.
Monday, November 21st at 9:30am
at Congregation Shalom
Join together with other Jewish families for a weekly casual, fun, and supportive playgroup for young children (0-6yrs) and their grown-ups. This playgroup is free to attend and open to all! Snacks and juice will be provided in a nut-free environment. Registration Required. Event details.
Tuesday, November 15th at 7:30pm
Join us for an important conversation about antisemitism with the author Samantha A. Vinokor-Meinrath. Learn more about antisemitism and ways to effectively respond to it. The program is free and all high school teens are welcome. Registration required. For more information, contact Sharon Wyner at 978-565-4450 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Sunday, December 4th & Wednesday, December 7th
Mark your calendars for Sisterhood’s Annual Chanukah Fair! It will be held 2 days this year: Sunday,12/4, 8:30am – 12:30pm and Wednesday, 12/7, 4-6p.m. There will be many gift ideas to shop for including books, menorahs, dreidels, jewelry, nut free/dairy-free chocolate Chanukah gelt, toys, candles, giftware, and more.
Our tzedakah project this school year will be donating money to an organization called Mayan Hands. “Mayan Hands Foundation is a fair trade, non-profit organization dedicated to providing economic and educational opportunity to Mayan women and girls, so that they can bring their families out of extreme poverty and, at the same time, continue to live within the culture they cherish.”The collection basket will be in the temple lobby. Learn more.