Our Judaism

We are a progressive, egalitarian Jewish community. In practical ritual terms, you might imagine us as some kind of hybrid between Reform, Conservative, and Reconstructionist traditions. Indeed, the bulk of our community comes from one of those denominations (as well as secular, Orthodox, and traditions other than Judaism), but we aren’t so interested in any of that. We are committed to a Judaism that meshes ritual and textual tradition with gender egalitarianism, engagement with social justice, and inclusivity of people who are not Jewish.

What’s more, we value the legitimacy and power of secular Jewish expression. For many Jews, it’s the cultural dimension of Judaism that feels especially resonant, and we wholeheartedly agree. Alongside our Shabbat and holiday services, we recognize our dinners, social gatherings, classes, service projects, political advocacy, and artistic events as constitutive dimensions of our Jewish life.