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Beth Israel Congregation

   
 
 
 

2015 - 2018 Strategic Plan
Approved by Board of Directors 5/21/2015


Mission / Vission / Values / Goals
I. Outreach and Inclusion
II. Youth Religious School
III. Lifelong Education and Activities
IV. Worship, Shabbat, Holidays
V. Congregational Leadership
VI. Facilities Maintenance and Capital Improvements
VII. Synagogue Operations and Finance

IV. Worship, Shabbat, Holidays

Incorporate approaches to sacred tradition in worship and study that embrace a diversity of Jewish thought, expression and practice, and relate Torah to our daily lives.

  1. Add to successful traditions of High Holy Day worship and observance to build broader and richer engagement.
    • Implement a model for a well-attended family program.
  2. Create Shabbat observances with a schedule of diverse and inspiring worship and Torah study led by guest rabbis, Jewish scholars and Beth Israel community members and clergy.
  3. Continue to include Jewish music of diverse styles and origins.
  4. Encourage leadership and active participation of congregants of all ages in worship services.
  5. Continue and enhance the communal Rosh Hashanah luncheon, Yom Kippur break-the-fast, Passover Seder, Yom Hashoah commemoration, Sukkot progressive meals, and Hanukah celebration.
  6. Re-examine community interests and how best to plan and implement observances and celebrations of Tu B'Shevat, Shavuot, Simchat Torah, Lag BaOmer, Purim, and other holidays.
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