Reaffirming the vision of our founders, Congregation Sha'aray Shalom is committed to the provision of SANCTUARY (Beit T'Fillah), STUDY (Beit Midrash), and ASSEMBLY (Beit Knesset), for the celebration and preservation of our Jewish heritage.
We will encourage and facilitate, in both traditional and innovative forms, opportunities for communal and personally meaningful worship that draws us spiritually closer to God, Torah, and to each other, Am Yisrael (the Jewish People).
We will develop abundant and varied opportunities for Jewish study to stimulate and establish a tradition of lifelong learning and spiritual enrichment for ourselves and our families.
We recognize our diversity as a strength. While remaining true to the tenets of Judaism, we will strive to be open, inclusive and compassionate to every congregant, and to extend ourselves with care and respect to newcomers and strangers.
We resolve to be responsive to the varied needs of our own Jewish community, to K'lal Yisrael (the world-wide Jewish community), to Eretz Yisrael (the State of Israel), as well as to our non-Jewish friends and neighbors, by involving ourselves in Tikkun Olam (the repairing of our world) through the fulfillment of Mitzvot (commandments) and Gemilut Chasadim (deeds of lovingkindness).