strengthening our community
Guided by timeless Jewish values, we nurture people, connect community, and help heal the world.
what drives us
Our goal is to have a positive impact on the community, while following these guiding principles.
Programs for All
On our own and in partnership with other organizations, create classes, events, and programs of excellence that educate, inform, challenge, and engage people of all ages—from newborns to seniors—and strive to make these programs available to everyone through financial support where needed.
Accepting of All
Recognize the essential role that the Westchester synagogues play in the community and work with these entities for the greater betterment of the community, while at the same time acknowledging Jews who are choosing to be unaffiliated with synagogues and those in interfaith families who are searching for an unaffiliated Jewish communal home.
Jewish Values and Traditions
Approach our work and programs through a Jewish lens, cherish our Jewish values and traditions, convene the diverse opinions and beliefs of the community, and welcome everyone, staff and patrons alike, without regard to race, religion, or sexual orientation. We are aware that fiscal responsibility is key to maintaining the level of excellence that we expect of ourselves.
Arts and Culture
Value the role that arts and culture have in enriching our lives.
Supporting Our History
Support the State of Israel and educate the community about Israel’s land, government, and people.
Respect the environment and acknowledge that natural resources can be rare and valuable.
Tzedakah and Tikkun Olam
Understand and support the important role of tzedakah (charity) and tikkun olam (repairing the world) and the need to model and teach these values to future generations.
Helping All in Need
Serve, respect, and offer guidance to the members of our community with special needs and all of those in need.
Engender community support and loyalty among our patrons, and offer a safe and secure environment for our families.
Health and Wellness
Appreciate health and wellness and understand the importance of strengthening and caring for our bodies, nourishing our souls, and challenging our minds.
Value the peace of the Sabbath and the beauty of Jewish holidays, and support how they can be marked by people in different ways.