Congregation Netivot Shalom is an egalitarian, participatory Sacred Community that encourages and engages in Tefilah (Prayer), Torah (Learning), Tzedeka (Social Justice), and Kehillah (Community) within our congregation and the broader community. Our mission is to inspire Jewish practices among individuals and families who are considering Judaism, are intermarried, or Jewish. We share a commitment to Masorti (Conservative) Judaism and furthering individual and communal spiritual growth, while recognizing a range of personal philosophies, practices and needs.
Mazal Tov to our very own Rabbi Menachem Creditor, voted to Newsweek and the Daily Beast's list of "America’s Top 50 Rabbis for 2013"! Click here for the article and here for Rabbi Creditor's listing.
Friday-Sunday, May 24-26, Netivot Shalom Retreat at Camp Newman, Registration is now open for our 5th bi-annual retreat, "It Takes a Schtetl." The retreat will be May 24-26 (Memorial Day weekend) in beautiful Camp Newman. Our scholar in residence, Dr. Eddy Portnoy, will be lecturing on the unknown and unusual aspects of Yiddish culture, including "A bisele geshikhte: A Brief History of Yiddish," "Oy, a skandal! Sensationalism in the Yiddish Press," and "Tragicomedy in Pictures: Cartoons of the Yiddish Press." Join us to learn from him and Rabbis Bochner, Creditor and Kelman for a weekend of fun, learning and relaxation. Click here for Retreat Registration Form.?
Wednesdays, June 19 & 26, 7:30 to 9pm - “The Myth of Biblical Homophobia" with Rabbi Mike Rothbaum, Peddlers of hate commonly use Biblical text to condemn LGBT people and those who love them. But the loudest voices in the conversation are often the least knowledgeable. What DOES Biblical text say about same-sex relations? Join us for an in-depth discussion of Biblical texts, in both Hebrew and English, as we challenge the myth of Biblical homophobia. We'll talk about the meaning the texts can have for us today, including a discussion of why people who are not "religious" should care about the Bible's narratives and ethical guidelines. No prior experience in Biblical study required. Class fee: $20.00 for both sessions. Please register by emailing the Netivot Shalom office at firstname.lastname@example.org and pay at first class. No one turned away for lack of funds.