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Mission Statement

The mission of Dorshei Emet is to promote Jewish life and culture in keeping with the principles of Reconstructionist Judaism. We seek to promote the cause of progressive Judaism in Montreal, and we are strongly committed to the State of Israel, the spiritual centre of the Jewish People, and to the welfare of Klal Yisrael, world Jewry, wherever they live.

See Vision, Mission, Values and Pillars

 

(As adopted by the Board of Directors May 20th, 2015)

Our Vision:

To build a nurturing community that inspires the personal growth of Jewish spirituality, ethics and culture in the everyday lives of its members.

Our Mission:

Dorshei Emet is a progressive, inclusive and fully egalitarian synagogue community that is committed to engaging its members in meaningful Jewish living and learning - a home to cultural Jews who share a spiritual-humanist approach to Jewish life, where all can find space to flourish regardless of where each of us may be on our personal ‘Jewish Journey’. Informed by the principles of Reconstructionist Judaism, we are linked to each other in community and through our shared values, we stand in solidarity with the State of Israel and Klal Yisrael (world Jewry) and we aspire to repair the world through acts of social justice.

Our Values: (As de-constructed)

  • Progressive
  • Inclusive
  • Egalitarian
  • Commitment to acts of social justice (Jewish ethics in action)
  • Solidarity with Israel and world Jewry
  • Respect for tradition
  • Reconstructionist

The name of our congregation means “Seekers of Truth”; EMET is also a Hebrew acronym that drives our vision personal and collective growth through engagement in Jewish spirituality, ethics and culture (Emuna, Musar, Tarbut).

Our Pillars:

(For use of DE Board of Directors to drive our Vision/Mission)

PEOPLE

• Develop Professional and Lay Leadership

• Cultivate future lay leadership

• In-reach: Engage with membership

• Instill culture of volunteerism

• Align programming to membership

• Encourage inter-generational engagement

• Prayer: innovative forms & language, song, music

• Identify and bring new membership

• Focus on Millennials, children, PBM groups, inter-faith families

 

FINANCIAL

• Ensure financial sustainability

• Scale programming to budget

• Instill culture of giving

• Develop fundraising models

• Cultivate donor relationships

 

CONNECTIONS

• Develop branding & communication strategies

• Raise DE profile

• Develop Partnerships with Jewish groups in Montreal and beyond

• Outreach to wider community

• Ignite social justice action: local and global

 

Amended: August, 2017

Tue, June 2 2020 10 Sivan 5780