At Temple Solel, we believe our GPS leads in four directions:
Judaism is the heart – traditional and creative worship; life cycle celebrations; focused prayer. At Solel, we value communal worship and individual spirituality.
Judaism is the head – learning opportunities for everyone. At Solel, we believe that we can build the Jewish future through engagement, questions, struggle, and connection.
Judaism is the hand – activism in the larger community. At Solel, we recognize the rabbinic adage that “every synagogue needs windows” – so that we can see the world. We believe in pursuing social justice, feeding the hungry, freeing contemporary slaves, helping those who have been ignored, and working with the community on the Sea Level Rise issue.
At Solel, you can find your choose your own direction:
The fourth direction is, hospitality, is the creation of a community where everyone is welcome and valued.
We not only transmit Judaism at Solel. We create it.