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.
Friday, October 19 at 7:15
At this special Shabbat service, in addition to Shpiel, we will be hosting two Suitcase Story guests.
Suitcase Stories® is a traveling live performance series that features foreign and U.S.-born residents sharing refugee and immigrant stories. Since 2017, nearly 3,500 people saw a live performance of Suitcase Stories® and thousands more watched a taped episode on PBS television. Proceeds from the performances help support refugees and immigrants participating in the International Institute of New England’s resettlement, education, employment, and citizenship programs. The Suitcase Stories® series provides a way for a community to dig beneath the headlines, exposes audiences to the complexity of immigration issues, and directly impacts life-changing refugee services.
Movie – Complicit: The Untold Story of Why the Roosevelt Administration Denied Safe Harbor to Jewish Refugees
With Special Guest Hans Fisher
Complicit includes never before seen footage of the US Special Envoy Hannah Rosenthal’s powerful expose of America’s inadequate response to the Jewish refugee crisis. Highlights include the 2012 US State Department ceremony in which Deputy Secretary of State William Burns makes the first ever apology to a delegation of surviving passengers from the refugee ship SS St. Louis.
Complicit presents rare and candid interviews with these heroic refugees who were turned away by the United States in June, 1939, and returned to the US to make extraordinary contributions to American society. More
Donate gently used/once-worn dress-up clothes, including dresses, suits, blazers, dress pants, dress shirts, ties and shoes to Congregation Shalom. Dressy clothes for ages 6-14 will be accepted and can be dropped off at the temple through November 4th.
These stylish clothes will then be sold for a huge discount on November 18th, so come get a great deal!
All profits go toward The Red Nose Project to End Child Hunger and Poverty.
Fri 19Oct 19 @ 6:00pm - 6:45pm
Fri 19Oct 19 @ 7:15pm - 8:00pm
Sat 20Oct 20 @ 10:00am - 12:00pm
Sun 21Oct 21 @ 10:30am - 11:45am
Fri 26Oct 26 @ 6:00pm - 7:00pm