Joining Mishkan Shalom
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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. Because we are continually creating a sacred communuty, we depend on our members in much the same way our members depend on us. Our Brit HaMishkan/Community Covenant eloquently describes the mutual relationship and responsibilities of membership. Along with a strong and supportive community, you will find an inspiring rabbinic team in our Lead Rabbi, Rabbi Shawn Zevit and Rabbi Yael Levy. Rabbi Yael founded and directs A Way in: Jewish Mindfulness Organization 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. We offer intergenerational programming, including an active and growing Teen Program coordinated by Mishkan educator Julia Weekes. Gabby Kaplan-Mayer 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. Our Adult Education program is robust with members and non-members alike participating in classes offered on varying days and times.
We invite you to contact Marcy Boroff, Membership Contact, to arrange for a tour of the synagogue and to meet with Rabbi Shawn. 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.