The purpose of Temple Sharey Tefilo-Israel shall be to maintain a Congregation devoted to the fundamental values of the Synagogue:
Worship (Avodah), Learning (Torah), and Loving Acts (Gemilut Chasadim).
We welcome all who wish to participate in the traditions and rituals of the Jewish people. Our goal is to perpetuate the religious principles and moral values of Judaism by providing an environment for worship, education, spirituality, and service for our members and the larger community.
Faith (emunah): Congregants who embrace a sense of the sacred (kedushah), of religious and moral obligations (mitzvot) and a commitment to the covenant (berit) between God and the Jewish people.
Study (Talmud Torah): Congregants who learn and teach our texts, history and traditions.
Worship (avodah): Congregants who seek to relate their lives to God, through prayer and other means of expressing their spiritual connection.
Observance and Celebration (shemirah va’chagigah): Congregants who enhance their communal, family and personal lives through Jewish observances and celebrations in both the synagogue and the home.
Morality (musar): Congregants who reflect high moral standards in their careers and personal lives and who advocate those same values in our society and world.
Social Justice (tikkun olam): Congregants who take responsibility for mending our world through individual and collective action - the quest for social justice, enhancement of individual dignity, encouragement of self-reliance, pursuit of peace and freedom, resistance to the enemies of peace and freedom, and the wise use of our natural resources to enhance our lives and preserve a habitable planet for future generations.
Love of Zion (Ahavat Tsiyon): Congregants who affirm their historic and spiritual bond to the Land of Israel and work to strengthen a democratic, just and religiously pluralistic society in the State of Israel.
Reform Judaism (Yahadut Mitkademet): Congregants who find in the Reform movement the means to enhance the spiritual content and moral purpose of their lives.