Philosophy

“God loves the stranger, providing food and clothing for each one. You too must love the stranger, for you were strangers in the land of Egypt.”
(Deuteronomy 10: 18–19)

The congregation at Temple Beth Am has always had a philosophy of extending warmth and hospitality to every person who chooses to enter our doors. We honor and respect all members of our congregational and communal families, Jewish and non-Jewish, and we extend a heartfelt welcome to all who wish to join together with us in worship, study and service.

In balance with this welcoming philosophy, Temple Beth Am strives to maintain its identity as a Jewish house of worship and learning and to fulfill its mission of maintaining and strengthening our historic and unique covenant with God.