Our mission is enhancing Jewish identity across generations. We accomplish this mission by providing a variety of programs for children, teens, parents, and others that:

  • Enhance Jewish pride
  • Convey the beauty, joy, and fun of being Jewish and the richness of our Jewish heritage
  • Develop a connection to and love of Israel
  • Instill a feeling of being a member of the Jewish family, a great and unique people
  • Connect Jews from one generation to the next, l’dor va-dor
  • Imbue our children with the desire to stay Jewish and marry Jewish

We also:

  • Focus our programs on the otherwise underserved vast majority of young Jewish people who are not engaged in an intensive Jewish learning or living experience, such as Jewish day school or overnight Jewish camp
  • Remove cost as a barrier to participation whenever possible
  • Offer our Youth to Israel program, which is the cornerstone of our Jewish continuity initiative; based on the overwhelming success of our Youth to Israel program, we advocate and provide fully subsidized teen Israel experiences
  • Support interfaith families in raising children exclusively within the Jewish faith by facilitating conversion to Judaism for those seeking to do so, as well as by providing educational programs about Judaism
  • Create resource materials for use in Jewish settings in our community and beyond, which enhance Jewish pride in our children