The Vision of Edah is an Orthodox Jewish community in which we, as members, leaders, and institutions:
  • are seriously and joyfully committed to Torah through halachah and its processes, observing ritual and especially ethical mitzvot out of a sense of covenanted obligation to God, as well as for personal satisfaction and well-being.

  • consider the entire world the handiwork of God, and the study of all of its aspects - nature, science, history and human culture - a road toward ever greater appreciation of creation and the Creator.

  • feel a personal and religious connection to the miraculously reborn State of Israel and its citizens, concretizing that connection through ritual observances, aliyah, and support of the State and Religious Zionist causes.

  • value in-depth, life-long learning of Torah and rabbinic sources, seeking teachers for ourselves and our children who will stimulate us to love Torah, be intellectually honest, and be willingly challenged by our encounter with text.

  • reach out to and interact with Jews of all the movements as well as non -affiliated Jews as an expression of the wholeness of, and in an effort to strengthen, the entire Jewish people.

  • take seriously the historic changes in the roles and educational achievements of women in this century and search for halachically appropriate opportunities for their participation in Jewish ritual and communal roles.

  • search for transcendent meaning and a real connection to kedushah (holiness) in our observances, our prayers and our daily activities, striving to achieve a personal relationship with God within the context of a modern life.

  • consciously struggle to define the relationship between our traditional practices and the social, political and technological changes in our world, using our God-given talents to address these changes while adhering firmly to halachic obligations.

  • willingly take on responsibilities as law - abiding and contributing citizens of this nation, devoting ourselves to the material and ethical well-being of the general society.

In order to help the community achieve this vision, Edah focuses its efforts on Education, Leadership, Training, Advocacy, and Communications.
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