Growing Forward, Rooted in Tradition
The Mission of Temple Etz Chaim is:
- To provide a spiritual home for the exploration and expression of Judaism,
- To foster a warm and welcoming community for celebrating the joy and beauty of our Jewish heritage,
- To bring meaning to Jewish lives through religious observance, study of Torah, and performance of mitzvot.
The Vision of Temple Etz Chaim is:
- To be a vital and dynamic beacon of Judaism for all who seek it.
As Conservative Jews we embrace the following core values:
- To be learned in Jewish culture, tradition, and observance.
- To be connected through our synagogue for prayer, study, social action, and community.
- To perform mitzvot encompassing ethical behavior, spirituality, Judaic learning, and ritual observance.
- To be connected to the State of Israel and to the People of Israel worldwide.
- To grapple with fundamental Jewish ideas and contemporary issues through a Conservative/Masorti lens.