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Areas of Study

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Jewish Identity

Jews who affirm their Jewish identity and bind themselves inseparably to their people by word, deed, and way of life.

Brit

Jews who bear witness to the Brit (Covenant between G-d and the Jewish people) by embracing Torah through the study and observance of mitzvot (Commandments) as interpreted in light of historic development and contemporary thought.

Eretz Israel

Jews who affirm their historical bond to Eretz Yisrael, the Land and State of Israel.

Hebrew

Jews who cherish and study Hebrew, the language of the Torah and of the Jewish people.

T’ffilah

Jews who understand the nature of t’fillah (prayer), and value and practice t’fillah.

Values

Jews who can explain the important values/mitzvot, which have guided Jews for 3,000 years. Jewish children who understand the reasons for devotion to these values and are committed to further the causes of justice, freedom and peace by pursuing tzedek (righteousness), mishpat (justice), and gmilut chasadim (acts of loving kindness).

Customs and practices

Jews who are familiar with the origin and meaning of Jewish custom and practices, life cycle events, Shabbat and all forms of celebrations, and observe Jewish ceremonies marking significant occasions in their lives.

V’ahavta L’reaha Kamoha

(love your neighbor as you love yourself) – Jews who esteem their own person and the person of others; their own family and the family of others; their own community and the community of others.

K’lal Israel

Jews who express their kinship with K’lal Israel (the community of Jews) by actively seeking the welfare of Jews throughout the world, for whom the history of the Jewish people is central and meaningful.

Involvement

Jews who support and participate in synagogue life.

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