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Westchester Reform Temple's Mission Statement

The mission of WRT is to ensure the perpetuation of the Jewish people and to cultivate a love of our Jewish heritage: God, Torah and Israel. We hope to realize this through:
Avodah - Worship (Spirituality)
worship of God in a Reform Jewish congregation seeking to offer a variety of traditional and evolving spiritual practices for the religious development and fulfillment of our members.
Chavurah - Community
an open, dynamic community of women and men of all ages and sexual orientations, families of all configurations and backgrounds, all committed to creating a warm and welcoming Reform Jewish congregation.
Talmud Torah - Learning
an enlightened program of Jewish learning for all members, young and old.
Tikkun Olam - Social Action (Repairing the World)
commitment to the ideals of our Jewish ethical heritage and to the prophetic work of meeting our responsibilities to our community, our nation and our world.  
Clal Yisrael - Responsibility For All Jews
strengthening of our commitment to Israel and the Jewish people of all lands and working to establish understanding and commonality among the various expressions of Judaism. 

Pillars of WRT
As visitors enter the building, they will first notice the pillars of WRT engraved in wood. The pillars guide the clergy, staff, teachers, and congregants in our lives as part of the WRT community and act as a visual reminder and introduction to visitors as they walk through the space towards the sanctuary.