Joining or Renewing with Us
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We're so glad you're considering membership in Mishkan Shalom. An affiliate of the Reconstructionist movement, we are a synagogue dedicated to repair of the world through prayer, study and acts of caring. At Mishkan Shalom, you’ll find a spiritual home with profound and dynamic services, life cycle events, Jewish cultural celebrations, a vibrant congregational school and a shared commitment to social justice.
We are grounded in Jewish values as written in our Statement of Principles. Along with a strong and supportive community, you will find an inspiring rabbinic team in our Lead Rabbi, Shawn Zevit and Rabbi Yael Levy. Rabbi Yael founded and directs A Way in: Jewish Mindfulness Center which offers a rich array of services, classes, meditation sits, retreats and more.
A wide range of programs are offered for young people: Our Congregational School is led by our innovative Principal, Rivka Jarosh. Gabrielle Kaplan-Mayer, our Youth Director, offers intergenerational programming, including an active and growing teen group. Gabby is the creator and Coordinator of our ground-breaking Celebrations! and Mitzvah Menshes programs, serving children, families and young adults with special needs.
Our community is rich in diversity – in Jewish observance, family structure, ethnicity, religious heritage, politics, and household geography and economics. At Mishkan Shalom, our lay and rabbinic staff and your fellow congregants will honor your individuality and where you are in your personal journey to find meaning in Judaism.
We hope you take the time to get to know us and warmly invite you to our synagogue’s dynamic services, cultural programs and special events in the coming year. Each year we offer a range of classes through our Adult Education program. Members and non-members alike participate in classes which are offered are varying days and times.
We invite you to contact Marcy Boroff, Membership Chair to arrange for a tour of the synagogue and to meet with any of our staff or one of our membership committee members. We want to make sure you have every opportunity to get to know us, and for us to get to know you, as you consider membership.