The Keruv (Outreach) Committee aims to make Temple Emunah welcoming and inclusive for all people who wish to participate in our community within the framework of Conservative Judaism. Specifically, the committee endeavors to:
- Enhance our practices as a community that welcomes all Jewish men and women - and their partners, whether Jewish or not - without regard to marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, race, ethnicity, national origin, or disability.
- Work with Rabbi Lerner to identify issues and to establish inclusive practices for communal life and rituals while maintaining standards of halakhah (Jewish law);
- Raise awareness and educate the synagogue's membership regarding contemporary issues of concern to the community within the context of Conservative Judaism.
- Provide a forum to discuss topics related to interfaith couples, extended interfaith families, lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender issues, and other matters pertaining to the Keruv mission.