Mission Statement and Primary Values
We are a progressive, egalitarian, and inclusive congregation affiliated with the Conservative Movement. We embrace the interplay between innovation and tradition. We strive to create a community in which Judaism feels central, indispensable, and relevant to 21st century life. We believe that Torah (exploring the accumulated wisdom of our tradition), Chesed (extending kindness, hospitality, and generosity to others) and Kedusha (bringing God and holiness into life’s every day and sacred moments) can provide us with direction, meaning, and connection in an evolving world.
Torah: Exploring the accumulated wisdom of our tradition
We believe in the importance of studying Jewish values, traditions, wisdom, history, and the Hebrew language. We believe that this knowledge gives us a foundation that can anchor and guide us through our lives. We believe that Jewish learning and Jewish literacy will ensure the continuity of Jewish life and tradition from one generation to another.
Chesed: Extending kindness, hospitality and generosity to others
We believe that how we welcome and care for those in our midst defines us. We are an inclusive congregation and we treat one another with civility, respect, and kindness. We are aware of, and grateful for, our blessings and are committed to sharing and giving generously to others within our community, the greater Jewish community, Israel, and the world.
Kedusha: Bringing God and holiness into life’s every day and sacred moments
We believe that through meaningful life cycle rituals, creative holiday programs, and communal prayer experiences our lives will be enriched. We come together to mark life’s milestones, to observe holidays (big and small), and to support each other through life’s challenges and celebrations. We believe these experiences enable us to feel connected to something greater than ourselves – a tradition and community upon which we can rely.