Mission, Vision and Values


We deepen relationships to Judaism and our community by engaging the soul, heart, and mind.


Inspiring lives and healing the world through powerful Jewish experiences.


Inclusion: We welcome everyone into our community. We embrace diversity so that people feel seen and heard, and everyone is invited to participate. We honor all levels of Jewish knowledge.

Inspiration: We nourish the soul, mind, and body. We affirm Judaism’s belief that life is a gift from the Divine. We nurture our capacity for gratitude and blessing.

Purpose: We believe that every individual’s life has meaning and what we do matters in the world. Our actions are rooted in Jewish values, texts, and traditions.

Engagement: We get involved in issues that matter to us to make the world a better place. We contribute to one another’s lives by cultivating kindness, joyously celebrating, and offering solace to heal pain.

Curiosity: We are inquisitive, eager to learn from our successes and our mistakes. We strive to continually improve our communication and enhance our organizational health.

Responsibility: We participate in a web of relationships within and beyond our congregation, and fulfill our obligations to others locally, nationally, and globally. We recognize our special commitment to Am Yisrael, the Jewish people here, in the State of Israel, and throughout the world.

Approved by the Board of Directors on November 16, 2017

Senior Rabbi’s Vision Statement

At Temple Beth Am we seek to co-create a Jewish home for all our members, in all our wondrous diversity. Led by our vision, mission, and values, we aspire to create a congregation where every individual who enters our Jewish home can discover joy, meaning, and belonging. We will achieve this vision of a synagogue home by transforming our 900-household congregation into a nimble, networked, and interconnected web of relationships rooted in powerful Jewish experiences and person-to-person connections.

Approved by the Board of Directors, September 2023