Our core mission is the survival and security of the Jewish people, in our community and
nation, in the Jewish and democratic State of Israel, and throughout the world. As human
beings, we demand this as our natural right. As Jews, we ask: to what end? Do the Jewish
people survive for ourselves alone, or is there a larger purpose? These values embody that purpose. 


Read our full Statement of Values.


I. Mutual Understanding and Respect


"What is hateful to thee, do not unto thy fellow man: This is the whole Law; the rest is commentary. Go and study it." Rabbi Hillel the Elder d. 1 Century C.E.



II. Religious Liberty


"By Liberty of Conscience, we understand not only a mere Liberty of the Mind, in believing or disbelieving this or that principle or doctrine; but {also] the exercise of ourselves in a visible way of worship..." Select Works of William Penn, 1771 



Ill. Education and Knowledge


''A wise man will hear, and will increase learning; and a man of understanding shall attain unto wise counsels." Proverbs 1:5.



IV. Compassion for the Vulnerable and Bereft


"He that despiseth his neighbor, sinneth: but he that hath mercy on the poor, happy is he." Proverbs 14:21



V. Just and Peaceful Resolution of Disputes


"[A]nd they shall beat their swords into plough shares, and their spears into pruning hooks; nation shall not lift up sword against nation; neither shall they learn war no more." Isaiah 2:3-4.



VI. Israel


"On the 29th November 1947, the United Nations General Assembly passed a resolution calling for the establishment of a Jewish State in Eretz-lsrael ... This recognition by the United Nations of the right of the Jewish people to establish their State is irrevocable. This right is the natural right of the Jewish people to be masters of their own fate, like all other nations, in their own sovereign State." Excerpt, Israel Declaration of Independence, May 15, 1948.