Congregation Sherith Israel
The mission of Congregation Sherith Israel is to create a vibrant Reform Jewish community committed to:
· Meaningful worship and spiritual growth for all ages. · Lifelong study of Jewish texts, traditions and values. · Individual and communal acts of tzedakah, gemeilut chasadim, and tikkun olam. · Integration of Jewish practice into home and family life. · Communal support and pastoral guidance for individuals throughout the life cycle and for families in all their diversity. · Leadership in the Jewish and general communities. · A strong partnership of lay a professional leaders and active participation of members. · An environment that fosters the richness of Judaism’s religious traditions and cultural heritage. · Opportunities to engage in activities that strengthen the health of the community in which we live. · Being an advocate for the State of Israel.
In pursuit of these goals, we commit ourselves to ongoing innovation, risk taking and seeking new challenges, as well as a continuous evaluation of our progress and results. We commit ourselves to building and sustaining the resources necessary to realize our mission and to protecting and maintaining our historic sanctuary building.