Kevah: Mission & Values

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Kevah's mission is to empower individuals and organizations to build Jewish learning communities. We enable adults to explore the spiritual and intellectual richness of the Jewish textual tradition in a comfortable setting. Regardless of one's background knowledge or level of ritual observance, study of classical Jewish texts can facilitate personal growth, build Jewish community, add depth and nuance to Jewish communal policies, and improve interfaith relations. Kevah Groups build micro-communities, and empower adults to take ownership of their Jewish and spiritual lives.

Core Values:
Educational Excellence

We create learning environments that respect the high level of secular learning and professional accomplishments of our participants and that enable them to bring their analytic skills and worldly knowledge to the study of traditional texts.

Accessibility of Sources
We strive to open the classical Jewish canon to Jews who seek intellectual and spiritual engagement with the Jewish tradition regardless of their previous Jewish learning or their knowledge of Hebrew.

Principled Pluralism
We celebrate the diversity of the Jewish people, and strive to make learning an integrated part of all Jews’ lives, regardless of age, gender, religious denomination, socio-economic status or sexual orientation.