Congregation Shalom

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.

Our Mission

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

Welcoming community

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!  

Diversity

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.

Building relationships

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.

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Lifelong Learning

From Pre-school to Adult Ed, we offer Jewish learning opportunities for every age.

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Worship

We strive to provide meaningful and spiritual experiences for all members.

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Tikkun Olam

Healing the world is infused in every aspect of our temple community.

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Worship

  1. Fri 22

    Sunset Shabbat

    Feb 22 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
  2. Fri 01

    Family Shabbat/Grade 5 Shabbat/Sue Horowitz

    Mar 01 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  3. Fri 08

    Sunset Shabbat/Sue Horowitz

    Mar 08 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
  4. Fri 08

    Potluck Dinner

    Mar 08 @ 7:15 pm - 8:15 pm
  5. Sat 09

    Havdallah/SueH./School/Shalomites

    Mar 09 @ 3:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Upcoming Events

  1. Mon 18
  2. Thu 21

    Board Meeting

    Feb 21 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  3. Sun 24

    Br – Snow Shoeing

    Feb 24 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  4. Mon 25
  5. Thu 28

    MVJF Bd Meeting

    Feb 28 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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