Our seven commitments serve as a roadmap to achieving our mission. Everything Shaare Emeth does is guided by one or more of these responsibilities:
Living in Community
We strive to be a diverse and welcoming Congregation, and we accept the responsibility of celebrating with and caring for one another in times of joy and need.
Lifelong Jewish Learning
From preschool through adulthood, we bring alive the tenets, values, texts and traditions of Judaism.
Acting as Agents of Social Justice and Change
Through advocacy and volunteerism, we work together to fulfill the Jewish mandate of Tikkun Olam, repairing our world, by alleviating poverty and hunger, fighting injustice, caring for human beings in times of need, protecting the environment and bringing peace.
Living with an Awareness of the Sacred in our Lives
We honor the holiness that surrounds us at every moment of our lives, through meaningful rituals and ceremonies, moments of worship and prayer, and joyful Shabbat and Jewish holiday celebrations.
The Land and People of Israel
We recognize and value our place as a part of K’lal Yisrael, the People of Israel, and our connection to Eretz Yisrael, the Land of Israel, both historical and modern. We work to support and advocate for the Jewish people wherever they may be, and in particular, for the State of Israel.
Acknowledging our Community
We recognize that we are citizens of a larger religious and secular community, and we accept and embrace our communal and civic responsibility through our words and deeds.
Managing our Resources
We recognize our need to provide, utilize and carefully manage the resources necessary to fulfill each of the other commitments of our Mission, while taking the measured financial risks necessary for our future.