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Covenant of Membership

Larchmont Temple Membership is built upon mutual expectations and responsibility. It is a relationship that endures only as long as its members make it real.

Larchmont Temple should provide each member with the opportunity to study.  

Study should be a part of each member’s life every step of the way.  

Our worship reflects the vitality and rich diversity of Jewish practice, inspiring and challenging us to reach closer to God for us to be a blessing.  

Through worship, each member can fulfill a personal spiritual need, and collectively we can create the community wherein we find comfort and help in our search for God.  

Our Temple community is a warm and welcoming place, providing opportunities to support one another and the larger community in which we live.  

Members should strive to live by the ethics of Torah, practicing social justice each day, caring for our own, reaching out to others, wherever we are, whatever we do.  

In celebration of our Jubilee, we reaffirm our commitment to the jubilee covenant of congregational life.

- Adopted 1998, our Jubilee Year

Covenant of Learning

Our Covenant Curriculum at Larchmont Temple asserts that Jewish learning is essential to our search for life meaning. These nine points shape the truths we seek to make real in our daily lives.

Torah

Judaism’s stand at Sinai means revelation is ongoing, God’s Presence made manifest through our mitzvot.

Judaism’s unique 5,000 year historic journey brings the past to life in the present.

Judaism’s covenant connects us not alone to each other and to God, but through a deep bond, to the Land of Israel.

Avodah

Judaism’s inspired monotheism—the creation of humankind in the Image of God as anchored by Covenant, compels personal spirituality and communal responsibility.

Judaism’s liturgical legacy infuses us with a deep religious and cultural link to Hebrew, the language of our people.

Judaism’s cycle of holy days and celebrations affirms our connection to the values we share and the sacred purpose of our presence in this world.

Gimilut Chasadim

Judaism’s prophetic challenge—imbued with moral/ethical imperative, compels us to struggle for Tikkun Olam.

Judaism’s history of exile and wandering—resulting in our experience as “the other” compels our empathy for the poor, the downtrodden and the stranger.

Judaism’s communal legacy characterizes its unique cultural, national and religious contribution to humankind.