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.
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Pitchu li sha-arey tzedek, avo vam odeh yah
Open the gates of justice. Open the gates to Shalom… Let us enter our gates together and find community, friendship, support, celebration… Let us enter our gates together and find prayer, music, study, meditation, spirituality, wholeness… Let us enter the gates to this New Year together and may we find renewal for ourselves, which we are all so in need of and let us find a reinvigorated congregation prepared to meet the opportunities and challenges before us.
The doors of our community are wide open and ready to welcome you into this New Year of 5781!
Please join us for High Holiday Services, Activities and Events. We invite you and your family to join us again in our holiday prayer experiences, celebrations and activities. Although the holidays this coming year will be different from those in the past, we have planned a wide range of meaningful opportunities for prayers, rituals, community, and friendship.
A calendar of everything that we’ve planned for the High Holidays is available here.
Please understand that we are still fine-tuning some of the details, so there may be some changes as we get closer to the holidays. Please contact our office if you are interested in pre-registering for any of these events. We will then provide Zoom links and more information.