Beit Chaverim Congregation
PO Box 1867
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Our mission is to encourage participation in social and religious practices that support the beliefs and principles of Judaism. The Congregation seeks to provide an inspirational setting for religious services, foster Jewish education, and create a warm, nurturing environment that supports the life cycle events of its members. We seek to be responsive to the needs of our members and to foster the spirit of community that provides friendship, creates a sense of belonging, and advocates the development of a personal Jewish experience.
We emphasize that the family is the basic unit of our membership; that men and women have true equality in our congregation; that non-Jewish members are welcomed and accepted as members of the congregation (although there are some restrictions on their participation in terms of ritual observance); and that, to be Jews we must "confirm" ourselves as Jews—we are really only truly Jewish if we actively choose to live our lives in keeping with Jewish traditions and principles.
We likewise emphasize individual membership for single congregants as well as for the Jewish partner in a mixed marriage in which the non-Jewish partner does not choose to become a member of the congregation.