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Congregation Shaarei Kodesh is now accepting new chaverim/partners to join our unique kehilla. 

We have a vibrant, egalitarian and welcoming congregation of approximately 200 families who are led by a full-time Rabbi, a part-time Cantor and a professional staff of administrators and educators. Please visit on Shabbat to meet our warm and welcoming congregants and clergy.  (Due to Covid Restrictions, Shabbat services are on Zoom.  Zoom links can be found on our Home page in the Shabbat Shalom

Check out our calendar and Kodesh Konnection on our Home page to discover the many programs and events taking place.  Feel free to call us and schedule a meeting with Rabbi Baum and/or our Congregational Director, Kim Beame, to learn more about us.

 

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Our Congregation Shaarei Kodesh vision (חָזוֹן - hazon) is for our chaverim (חברים - friends/partners) to:

CONNECT (לְהִתְקַשֵׁר - l'kasher) with other individuals, the community, and the Holy Blessed One, the source of all life, through acts of loving kindness (גְמִילוּת חֲסָדִים - gemilut hasadim), prayer, study, holidays, holy conversation, and social gatherings,

WORK (לַעֲבוֹד - la’avod) for the congregation’s well-being by offering volunteer time and talent;

ENGAGE (לְהִתְעַסֵק - l'hit’aseik) by incubating (לְטַפֵּחַ - l’tapeach) new ways of building Jewish communal experience;

SUPPORT (לִתְמוֹך - litmoch) the congregation through meaningful monetary contributions.

SHARE (לְהִשְׂתַתֵף - lihistatayf) the congregation’s value by talking to others and inviting them;

We CONNECT (לְהִתְקַשֵׁר - l'kasher) with other individuals, the community, and the Holy Blessed One, the source of all life, through acts of loving kindness (גְמִילוּת חֲסָדִים - gemilut hasadim), prayer, study, holidays, holy conversation, and social gatherings.

We connect when we listen to congregants as they reveal their personal journeys. We can contemplate Rabbi Baum’s spiritual message each week. We can build our foundation in Hebrew, uncover meaning in prayer during Shabbat and holiday services, or study the weekly parashah with our rabbi and other teachers as well as other educational opportunities. Our presence during times of celebration—Bnai Mitzvah, Brit Milah/Brit Bat, Aufruf—weaves us into the community of joy. Our presence at a funeral and at the home of a mourner, forming the minyan and whispering words of kindness, knits us into the community of comfort. We join together in גמילות חסדים/acts of loving-kindness through our Sunshine Team, which visits the sick and homebound and provides for their needs, and we help the larger community through social action projects like our gleaning initiative with CROS ministries, which feeds the food insecure of South Palm Beach County.

We WORK (לַעֲבוֹד - la’avod) for the congregation’s well-being by offering freely of our volunteer time and talent. We can serve on committees and the Board of Trustees, strive to be responsible stewards of our finances and building, lead programs, beautify our space, and make meals. We can offer to lead services when needed, read Torah or Haftarah, or tutor others in these skills.

We ENGAGE (לְהִתְעַסֵק - l'hit’aseik) by incubating (לְטַפֵּחַ - l’tapeach) new ways of building Jewish communal experience, within the context of Conservative/Masorti Judaism, which is egalitarian and inclusive, always engaged with the complex relationship between Jewish life and the secular world. We honor the rich traditions of the past, imagining what is possible in the future, while being ever mindful of what is present. We welcome new ideas, individuals, and households, as well as collaboration with other Jewish groups, faith communities, and secular organizations. Our community cherishes those who seek traditional prayer and those whose spirits are touched by meditation or music. We are a place where people of all generations turn to Judaism and Jewish communal life for new ways of making meaning in their lives, asking questions, and finding each other. Our Jewish communal experience includes shared love and support for the modern state of Israel, even while we can recognize that our joy is not unalloyed. We strive to understand Israel’s complex political and social fabric, while listening respectfully to people whose voices differ from ours.

We SUPPORT (לִתְמוֹך  - litmoch) the congregation, the Jewish community, and the broader community. We make meaningful monetary contributions internally, as well as locally and globally. With open hands and loving hearts, we express gratitude for our professional staff, ensuring that they are fairly compensated. We know that our dues underwrite our congregation—the staff, the building, the programmatic offerings. We also know that our additional financial gifts to the congregation are important. These help us grow, seeding new initiatives and possibilities. Our additional gifts of tzedakah help individuals and families, by ensuring membership for people unable to pay full dues, and helping those experiencing financial hardship with basic needs like groceries. All of these acts can serve as the foundation from which we pursue justice (לרדוף צדק - lirdof tzedek), and strive to make the world a better place. We continue by supporting local and global organizations.

We SHARE(לְהִשְׂתַתֵף - lihistatayf) the congregation’s values. We talk to others and invite them in. We want to make sure that others seeking a Jewish place for an evening or a lifetime know about our community. We welcome everybody with our smiles and our words, as well as through online posts, virtual options and photos. Using print and social media in formal and informal ways, we describe our community, inviting others to join us for anything from holidays to Shabbat to evenings of games, guest speakers, or entertainment. We set up individual conversations with others to get to know them. We even invite others to our homes for Shabbat or holiday meals.

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Please call 561-852-6555 for more information

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