Mission + Values

Mission Statement

Or Shalom Synagogue is a Jewish spiritual community affiliated with the ALEPH Alliance for Jewish Renewal. We are creative, egalitarian, traditional and participatory.

Our Values

We believe in Spiritual Growth
~ Therefore we connect with the Divine through prayer and practice.
We believe in Learning
~ Therefore we ensure that teaching and learning are part of all that we do.
We believe in Creativity and Innovation
~ Therefore we keep the spark alive through music and a variety of davenning styles.
We believe in Inclusivity
~ Therefore we are open to all who come to join us in prayer and learning, regardless of background, ability, knowledge, gender or sexual orientation.
We believe in Tradition
~ Therefore we honour teachings and wisdom from tradition and are grounded in Halachah.
We believe in Gemilut Chesed
~ Therefore we extend ourselves to those who need us, and consciously grow in our ability to assist people.
We believe in Tikkun Olam and Tzedakah
~ Therefore we consciously raise awareness of and work toward climate stability and social justice.
We believe in Synagogue Sustainability
~ Therefore we follow good human resources practices, are responsible financial stewards and maintain our building.
We believe in Connecting to the larger Jewish world
~ Therefore we participate and partner with community Jewish organizations, belong to Aleph, and support Israel.