Mission Statement

Mishkon Tephilo is a participatory, egalitarian congregation. We strive to meet the religious, spiritual, educational, and social needs of a diverse membership within the framework of Conservative Judaism. The commitment and participation of all congregants is to be nurtured with the understanding that all contribute value to our community. We value full participation regardless of gender, race, sexual orientation, disability, age, or marital status. Mishkon Tephilo welcomes interfaith families with open arms. 

We view ourselves as partners in God’s Mitzvot of Torah, Avodah, and Gemilut.

 We are bound together by traditional Jewish experience through the following values:

  • Spirituality: Members engage in prayer and study experiences that bring them closer to God and to each other.
  • Community: We are bound together by a Brit Tzibur of providing celebration, solace and support throughout the Jewish lifecycle.
  • Torah: We are an educational center for the teaching and study of Jewish texts, rituals, practices and values.
  • Tzedakah and Tikkun Olam: We understand our obligations as Jews to care for and support the Jewish people, the State of Israel, the community in which we live.