Mission and Values

Mission Statement

Temple Beth Or, a Reform Jewish congregation, welcomes members to participate in a caring community through prayer, lifelong learning and social justice.

Vision Statement

Temple Beth Or is the thriving Reform Jewish congregation in northern Bergen County. Our congregation will:

improve our connection to God and each other
promote the continuity of our Jewish faith and culture
encourage active participation in our own community
inspire ongoing acts of loving kindness to help heal the world
search for increased spiritual meaning in our lives through study and prayer
Core Values

We value the power of prayer and community worship
We value the importance of the Jewish family
We value lifelong learning for children and adults
We value participation and willingness to assume leadership positions
We value ongoing commitment to tzedakah (“charity” or “justice”) and g’milut chasadim (“acts of loving kindness”)
We value a supportive, diverse community
We value tikkun olam (“repairing the world” or “social justice”) and strive for tolerance, justice, and peace in our country and in the world
We value our connection to the people and land of Israel and other Jews throughout the world
We value coming together to enjoy each other’s company
We value participation in the life-cycle events that provide a connection to our past and a window to our future
We value the continuity of Reform Judaism