Mission, Vision, and Values

Mission: Congregation Beth Adam is a unique community integrating Jewish tradition and humanistic principles.

Vision: Congregation Beth Adam is a spiritual home, a meaningful voice, and a humanistic resource for people worldwide, seeking a contemporary Jewish identity and experience.

Core Values:

  • We value humanistic principles of responsibility and origin of authority that rests with each individual.
  • We value learning opportunities that support members’ connections with their Jewish heritage.
  • We value open-mindedness and respect for differing views.
  • We value discerning intellectual inquiry that thoughtfully questions and explores Jewish texts and other sources of wisdom.
  • We value acknowledgement of each congregant’s religious and spiritual journey supported through our unique liturgy.
  • We value evolving to meet the needs of our growing congregation and a changing Jewish community.
  • We value nurturing connections and building community with each other as Jews and with all humanity.
  • We value community engagement and social justice that is responsive to the ever-changing world.