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Mission, Vision, and Values


The Mission of Temple Emanuel is to continually create sacred community, sharing wisdom from generation to generation and person to person.  We seek to inspire a commitment (brit) among our members to one another, to the greater Jewish community, and to the State of Israel through the life-long study of Torah, meaningful and enthusiastic worship, the performance of mitzvoth, and other deeds of living kindness- always imbued with the spirit of personal and world repair (tikkun).


Temple Emanuel will be a vibrant, warm and welcoming, socially responsible Kehilla (community) of Jews who learn and grow.  We will be inspired by the model of the ancient mishkan (portable sanctuary), developing meaningful Jewish connections both inside and outside the congregation’s physical home, fostering more intimate spiritual experiences, and becoming more central to people’s lives by addressing the challenges that face twenty-first century Jews.


Temple Emanuel developed a strategic plan under the auspices of UJA NNJ and the Taub Foundation Synagogue Leadership Initiative (SLI).  The Mission, Vision , Values (MMV) were developed as part of the process (2007-2010).

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