Ahavat Olam

A progressive synagogue in Vancouver, BC, Canada

Principles

Ahavat Olam is not easily labelled.There are a number of ideals that attract us and bind us together as a congregation:

  • A sense of authentic spiritual experience in a Jewish context. This can take many different forms and always represents an honouring of our own spiritual truths as well as the collective experience of the Jewish people as taught through our religious tradition.
  • A sense of empowerment with our religious heritage. We strive for knowledge and understanding of the tradition. We believe that our religious tradition has always been dynamic and evolving. We have the responsibility to shape our religion so that it serves joy and compassion in this world in our times and the future.
  • Shared commitment to religiously motivated engagement with significant social justice issues. This can be called the prophetic side of Judaism and has many different ways of being lived.