Kehillath Shalom Mission Statement
Our name, Kehillath Shalom, means Community of Peace.
A. We are a fully participatory, egalitarian, Reconstructionist congregation,
dedicated to the pursuit of a meaningful approach to contemporary Jewish
life. Arising out of our diverse experiences of the divine, we share a
commitment to cultivating our inner lives and working together to create
a more godly world. Both as individuals and in community, we strive to
deepen our Jewish spirituality and to help one another develop meaningful
ways to explore and express ourselves. We are committed to maintaining
a warm and supportive environment within which we can all find courage,
strength and joy through our interactions with one another.
B. We are inclusive and welcome members of diverse backgrounds and
C. In partnership with our clergy and other synagogue staff, we strive for an
atmosphere of meaningful spirituality, vibrant study and creative worship
and we aim to instill our Jewish values into every aspect of synagogue life.
We encourage all members to play an active role as we join together to
explore and define the unique path of this congregation and we ask each
to contribute his or her interests, talents and skills to our efforts.