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
To be held virtually. This is a program of Holocaust remembrance. The organization Facing History and Ourselves will show the movie, Who will Write our History, and facilitate a discussion. Oyneg Shabes is the name of a group of Jews in the Warsaw ghetto who documented life in the Ghetto and buried the documentation under ground in hopes it would be found, even if these Jews did not survive. Two out of three containers were discovered after the War. This movie portrays the ghetto and the danger this group faced in documenting their daily lives. More
Another new musical experience at Congregation Shalom! Join us for A Night of Original Jewish Music composed and performed by Stan Schertzer, talented jazz pianist, composer and arranger. Stan has composed unique new music for some of the traditional Shabbat evening liturgy, adding a contemporary sound to the harmonies and melodies. Service starts at 6:00pm. More
Join us for an afternoon of beautiful music! Harmonie Transverse takes its name from the words harmonie for wind band and
transverse for the side blown flute (as opposed to recorder). This is the ensemble’s 17th season. The flute choir is comprised of
an unusal variety of instruments, including piccolo, C flute, alto flute, bass flute and contrabass flute, covering a span of six
octaves – almost the full range of a piano or orchestra. Concert is free and open to the public; no tickets required. More