Who we are

Mission Statement

The purposes of Keneseth Israel are to promote the enduring and fundamental principles of Judaism: to ensure continuity of the Jewish people; to enable its members to develop a relationship with God by providing communal worship, study and assembly (Beit Tifila, Beit Midrash, and Beit K’nesset); and to apply the principles of Reform Judaism to the values and conduct of the individual, family and society in which we live.

What is Reform Judaism?

Throughout history, Jews have remained firmly rooted in Jewish tradition, even as we learned much from our encounters with other cultures. Nevertheless, since its earliest days, Reform Judaism has asserted that a Judaism frozen in time is an heirloom, not a living fountain …
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The positions of the Reform Movement are based primarily in two sources: Resolutions adopted by the Union for Reform Judaism, and resolutions adopted by the Central Conference of American Rabbis … more about Resolutions