Shaare Emeth accomplishes this through its commitment to...
Living in Community. We strive to be a diverse and welcoming congregation and we accept the responsibility of celebrating with and caring for one another in times of joy and need.
Lifelong Jewish Learning. From preschool through adulthood, we bring alive the tenets, values, texts and traditions of Judaism.
Acting as Agents of Social Justice and Change. Through advocacy and volunteerism, we work together to fulfill the Jewish mandate of tikkun olam, of repairing our world by alleviating poverty and hunger, fighting injustice, caring for human beings in times of need, protecting the environment, and bringing peace.
Living with an Awareness of the Sacred in our Lives. We honor the holiness that surrounds us at every moment of our lives, through meaningful rituals and ceremonies, moments of worship and prayer, and joyful Shabbat and Jewish holiday celebrations.
The Land and People of Israel. We recognize and value our place as a part of K’lal Yisrael, the People of Israel, and our connection to Eretz Yisrael, the Land of Israel, both historic and modern. We work to support and advocate for the Jewish people wherever they may be, and in particular, for the State of Israel.
Acknowledging our Community. We recognize that we are citizens of a larger religious and secular community, and we accept and embrace our communal and civic responsibility though our words and deeds.
Managing our Resources. We recognize our need to provide utilize and carefully manage the resources necessary to fulfill each of the other commitments of our Mission, while taking the measured financial risks necessary for our future.
Strategic Initiative: Living in Community
Make Shaare Emeth a congregation that is diverse, welcoming and caring at all times.
Strategic Initiative: Lifelong Jewish Learning
Make Shaare Emeth a place in which creative and innovative opportunities for Jewish learning are available and inspiring at every stage of life.
Strategic Initiative: Acting as Agents of Social Justice and Change
Make Shaare Emeth a center for social justice, advocacy and action.
Strategic Initiative: Living with an Awareness of the Sacred in our Lives
Make Shaare Emeth a place that inspires each individual to explore his or her personal understanding of the Divine, and to seek joyful celebrations and meaningful spiritual practice in response to this understanding.
Strategic Initiative: The Land and People of Israel
Make Shaare Emeth a congregation that fosters understanding, connection and engagement to Israel and other Jewish communities around the world.
Strategic Initiative: Acknowledging our role in our Community
Strengthen the presence and impact of Shaare Emeth in the local Jewish community, the larger faith community, and in the civic life of our city, county and region.
Strategic Initiative: Our Infrastructure
Obtain and maintain the physical and technological infrastructure of Shaare Emeth necessary to pursue its vision, mission and goals.
Strategic Initiative: Our Staff
Make sure that Shaare Emeth is a place where people want to work. Treat each member of the staff with dignity, respecting the personal needs of staff for balance, challenge and growth.
Strategic Initiative: Our Financial Foundation
Insure that the financial resources are available to support the mission and vision of the congregation.
Strategic Initiative: Our Leadership
Provide the engagement and leadership opportunities to create the most desirable interactions and connections between and among the people who participate in our congregational community.