Our Purpose and Values
Our aim is to sustain our community and continue its development through the provision of services and activities which embody our values and Liberal Jewish identity and which embrace the wide diversity of our members’ faith, practice and support needs.
Where we stand on the Middle East
In agreeing these Purpose and Value statements, it is this one on Israel that has led to the most discussion and where people have expressed the most divergent views. Some members simply wish us to say that we support the State of Israel. Others urge that we include a statement in support of the rights for Palestinians and Arab Israelis as a first principle in our engagement with the Israeli State. Some of us would take issue with parts of the Liberal Judaism position on "Israel and Zionism" (2006), but others would be happy to endorse it, see here. Nevertheless we commit ourselves to building our community through mutual respect, regardless of our differences.