- To promote a positive Jewish identity.
- To understand that tzedakah, Judaism’s ultimate commitment to justice and righteousness, is a necessary component of living a full and meaningful life.
- To encourage the students to develop an understanding of God’s place in their lives.
- To be involved in worship on a regular basis and to be comfortable in the Jewish worship setting.
- To develop basic Jewish literacy, and a desire for life-long study. This includes the study of Hebrew, siddur skills, Torah, and Jewish history, and learning the importance of observing Jewish rituals and holidays.
- To develop personal religious thought and create an appreciation of lifelong Torah study as a vital link to our tradition.
- To provide opportunities for family involvement to enhance and encourage independent Jewish family life.
- To foster a sense of belonging to the greater community – and positive obligations to it.
- To understand our relationship to K’lal Yisrael, the “world Jewish community”, and to affirm our bonds to Eretz Yisrael, the “Land of Israel.”