Beit Shalom

Our Vision, Values and Philosophy


Beit Shalom's Philosophy (from our Constitution)


• We seek to create a vibrant community inspired by the spiritual, moral and ethical teachings of the Jewish tradition.
• We recognise that the Jewish tradition's past, present and future is in its unvarying relationship with God, Torah and Israel.
• We recognise and cultivate the dynamic and developing nature of the Jewish religious tradition.
• We recognise the right of all individuals to be treated equally, regardless of race, age, sex, sexual orientation and ability.
• We seek to recognise the human, social and religious rights of people regardless of sexual orientation within a framework of commitment to the fundamental beliefs of Progressive Judaism and the values of the South Australian Progressive Jewish community.
• We seek to cultivate the relationship between the State of Israel and the Adelaide Jewish community.
• We respect the dynamic tension between personal autonomy and forming a cohesive community.
• We commit to creating a community that inspires, educates and cares for its constituents; and
work towards the value of Tikkun Olam - the healing of the entire world.

Our vision


To maintain a vibrant community inspired by the spiritual, moral and ethical teachings of the Jewish tradition and committed to equality for all.

Our values


Torah—sacred learning
תורה

Tzedakah—righteous giving
צדקה

Tikkun Olam—healing the world
תקון עולם

Chesed—kindness
חסד

Hachnasat Orchim—welcoming the stranger
הכנסת אורחים