Congregation M'kor Shalom (Source of Peace) is a "Family of Families," embracing the varied needs and rich diversity of our congregants, our community and the Jewish people. We strive to be a warm and loving home, built on the traditional foundation of the synagogue as a Beit Tefillah (House of Prayer), a Beit Midrash (House of Study) and a Beit Knesset (House of Gathering). We seek to create an inviting and inclusive atmosphere that promotes spiritual fulfillment for our congregants and supports their search for God. Our emphasis on communal life is reflected in the strong partnership among our clergy, lay leaders and congregants, active volunteerism and informed democratic decision-making, guided by our Jewish values. We uphold the principles and ideals of the Reform movement and are a member of the Union for Reform Judaism.
We love to enrich the education of our congregants, but mostly our students. For two weeks every winter, M'kor Shalom houses up to 12 homeless men in our social hall, providing not only food and shelter, but also fellowship and support. M'kor Shalom has been involved with the IHOC Hospitality Network since 1987, and we are the only synagogue (with 30 churches) that is part of this interfaith coalition. Our volunteers prepare meals, host meals, are overnight hosts, provide transportation to meetings and the gym, and just spend some time with our guests.
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