Our Mission

wsTemple Beth Israel is a kehilla kedosha (spiritual community) bringing innovation and creativity to Jewish traditions.

We provide multiple pathways for our members and friends to engage with Progressive Judaism that enhances their lives through spiritual enrichment, learning and community. We are guided by principles of egalitarianism and respect for others. We are inspired to continually develop and grow and to provide a spiritual home for all who wish to embrace our values. We welcome your membership.

TBI acknowledges that we are assembled on land whose traditional custodians are the people of the Kulin Nation.

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Our Values

Tikkun Olam
  • Tikkun Olam

  • We are constantly directed towards the improvement of the world in which we live in the light of our tradition. We view social justice as ‘religion in action'.

  • Peace

  • We believe that interaction with people of other traditions is an important step towards bringing peace to our world.

  • Commitment

  • We are committed to the creation of pluralistic Jewish societies in the State of Israel and in the Diaspora.

Meaningful Services
  • Meaningful Services

  • We wish to provide and attend services which are meaningful. We want our children to hear a Jewish message which is understandable and which makes Judaism accessible and relevant.

  • Egalitarian

  • We believe in the equality of all people in all spheres of Jewish life and welcome all interested in Judaism.

Create A Jewish Practice
  • Create A Jewish Practice

  • We seek to create a Jewish practice which is responsive both to Jewish halachic traditions and to the modern world, blending tradition with innovation.

Devoted To Study
  • Devoted To Study

  • We are devoted to study and to the experience of Judaism in order to build a responsible Jewish practice of our own.

Sensitive & Aware
  • Sensitive & Aware

  • We are sensitive to and aware of a Divine Presence and are, therefore, determined to sanctify life.