Our Values

These statements remind us what makes Congregation Beth Emeth a sacred Jewish congregation, and reinforce the values that unite us.  They declare that members of our congregation aspires to act according to the highest ethical standards of Jewish tradition.  Click here to learn how we can live these values.

B'tzelem Elohim (Created in God’s Image) - We believe that God gave each of us the potential to reflect God’s holiness, therefore each of us has infinite worth.

Kavod Hab’riyot (Respect) - We recognize the divine in every person and treat one another with the dignity that each deserves.

Kehillah (Our Community) - We join together as individuals who share a common faith based on traditions of Torah and Judaism as understood through Reform Jewish teaching and principles.

Hachnasat Orchim (Being Welcoming and Accepting) - We welcome anyone who wants to be a part of our Jewish congregation and affirms our community values and practices.

Yichud (Inclusion) - We affirm that our congregation is strongest when all its members are equally able to participate and contribute.

Bitachon (A Safe and Secure Space) - We prioritize safety and accountability, and recognize that the well-being of everyone in our congregation is our sacred responsibility.

Shalom Bayit (Peace in the Home) - We recognize the need for wholeness and fulfillment in our communal spaces as well as in our personal spaces.

L’sheim Shamayim (Dialogue) - We acknowledge that diversity of opinion is an essential component to making our congregation whole, and so respect that diversity.

G’milut Chasadim (Active Kindness) - We demonstrate caring and benevolence toward others, and understand that there are myriad ways, large and small, to do so.

Tzedek (Justice) - We engage in the pursuit of justice.

Yosher (Integrity) - We trust that all our members of our congregation will do what is right and be open and honest in our dealings.

Tochecha (Correcting Behavior with Love) - We strive to react restoratively and with love if members of our congregation, or the institution itself, might fall short of our ethical or behavioral expectations.