WHO WE ARE

Temple Sholom is purposeful about opportunities for Jewish meaning. We believe that there is a lifelong continuum to sacred living requiring ongoing attention and intention. Every congregant pursues an individualized Jewish spiritual path within the context of a nurturing, creative, and holy community. Through a holistic approach to congregational life, every encounter with the synagogue, worship, learning, and community are opportunities for sacred meaning and growth. We are not a congregation of consumers; we are a sacred congregation who deeply believe in the power of personal and communal connections to the Divine.

At Temple Sholom we…

  • Support the sacred process of the personal spiritual journey
  • Foster community that is committed to the hachnasat orchim (hospitality) through our commitment to inclusion and diminishing social barriers
  • Dedicated to K’lal Yisrael (Jewish peoplehood) and the unique relationship we have as individuals and as a group with the Divine.
  • We embrace that Jewish identity is broadly defined by culture, religious practice, realtionships and/or through ancestry
  • Understand the vital need for genuine involvement of lay leadership
  • Open to a culture of experimentation
  • See Gemillut Chasadim (acts of loving-kindness) as sacred acts of compassion that contribute to a more whole and peaceful world
  • Promote an environment of creative spiritual expression
  • Advocate for Tzedek (justice) in our world
  • Cultivate personal and family Jewish practice for the home
  • Encourage individuals to seek out the presence of a higher power/ God/ Adonai in their daily actions and relationships
  • Recognize that the changes we implement are substantive Jewish additions to our community, based in our sacred history and the values of our community

Temple Sholom is a sacred Jewish community who offers a meaningful framework for personal and communal connections with God, Torah, Israel, and Community.