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We honor the essential dignity, individuality, and potential of every person. We appreciate diversity in backgrounds, experiences, beliefs, and approaches.
We create meaning together, challenging thinking and building on one another’s ideas. We approach our engagements as partnerships and seek the inclusion of many voices.
We believe in the power of togetherness – family, community, כלל ישראל (Klal Yisrael – the unity of the Jewish people). We place ourselves in the context of a larger whole and take responsibility for the impact our actions and inactions have on others.
We believe in the perfectibility of the world. We continually reach toward vision, asking “How might we?” We think boldly, address challenges head on, and approach our work with courage and creativity.
We embrace new insights, big ideas, and fresh initiatives with an action orientation, learning as we go. We are willing to rise to the occasion when others cannot, do not, or will not.
We are aware of our responsibility and strive to use it worthily. We constantly remind ourselves that everything we do is for the betterment of the world.
1. Judaism is a blessing and gift to humanity because it:
a. reminds us that we are all connected – אחד (Echad – One),
b. teaches that one life is worth the world, and
c. provides an enduring source for finding meaning and guiding actions.
2. The Jewish people is enriched by Judaism’s enduring core values and their many expressions.
3. Judaism is most robust when all three of its pillars are flourishing – תורה (Torah – learning), עבודה (Avodah – service), and גמלות חסדים (Gmilut Chasadim – acting with kindness and compassion).