Inclusion at Judea Reform
Judea Reform has a long history of providing a welcoming and supportive environment for all congregants. The Inclusion Committee, established in 2012, helps to carry this tradition further by giving voice to our congregants. We seek to expand the opportunities for full participation and support through listening to your needs and making changes that improve accessibility.
The goal of inclusion is for people of all ages and ethnicities, all abilities and special needs, interfaith individual and families, older adults, people of color, LGBTQ individuals and families, and congregants who belong to traditionally under-represented communities within our synagogue, to more fully engage in our religious, educational, cultural, social, and recreational life.
Currently, the Inclusion Committee is focusing on three groups within our congregation and has formed subcommittees in the areas of Interfaith, Older Adults, and Special Needs.
The Rabbi, the Board of Trustees, and the JRC staff support inclusion as a core value of JRC's mission to welcome all. JRC's leaders plan, budget, and make decisions with inclusion needs and requirements in mind.