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- Congregation Havurah is a Jewish community that responds to a continuing need among us for a personal and meaningful religious experience within the context of a small group of families who are committed to:
- The community experience as an integral part of our spiritual life.
- An inclusive community that repects the dignity and equality of all people and wel¬comes all who seek Jewish values in their lives.
- Ultimate freedom of individual thought with acceptance of and respect for a broad range of religious beliefs and practices within the framework of Reform Judaism.
- Affirmation of the Torah as a record of the Jewish people’s search for eternal values and as a continuing source of inspiration and guidance.
- A strong emphasis on family involvement in congregational activities.
- The quest for Jewish meaning and consciousness in all aspects of our daily lives.
- The incorporation of Jewish rituals, traditions and customs that enrich our com¬munity experience and our personal lives.
- Encouragement of education, experiences, and cultural arts that strengthen Jew-ish heritage among ourselves, our families and our community.
- The application and implementation of Jewish ethical principles in the search for solutions to problems of human injustice through social action, charitable ef-forts, and respect for our environment.
- Affirmation of the right of the State of Israel to exist and prosper, fulfilling a vision of the State of Israel that promotes full civil, human and religious rights for all its inhabitants and that strives for a lasting peace between Israel and its neighbors.
- Encouragement of mutually respectful dialog with people of other faiths and cul¬tures in the hope that together we can bring peace, freedom and justice to our world.
- An atmosphere which will promote meaningful participation of each member and maintain a sense of intimacy and personal involvement.
- We share a deep conviction that the essence of Judaism has an abiding relevance to our lives and to our relationships with others.