Our Mission

Congregation Bonai Shalom endeavors to be a community rich in:

  • Avodah – vibrant and traditional spiritual practice and meaningful lifecycle events
  • Torah – a flourishing school and adult learning community
  • Kehillah – an inclusive community where members connect with one another socially, care for each other through acts of loving kindness, and steward the world beyond our walls through social action

In Hebrew, Congregation Bonai Shalom (CBS), means ‘Builder of Peace.’ We are a diverse, multi-generational congregation was founded in 1981 by just a few families who yearned for traditional observance and worship. Today, we remain committed to those values and have over 200 families in our membership and over 60 children being educated by our highly qualified staff.

Pride-image_FINAL-500x500We strongly affirm the principle of inclusivity in all areas of Jewish life by welcoming all Jews, as full participants in the religious practices of our congregation. We welcome and strive to accommodate people of all abilities, and encourage all members of our community to participate.

Bonai Shalom believes that Torah is available to all; regardless of ability, race, color, economic status, ethnic origin, gender, gender identity, or sexual orientation. We welcome as members Jews of all backgrounds and ethnicities, interfaith families, people of various abilities, and individuals of all ages. We encourage our non-Jewish members to participate actively within our community’s religious, social, educational, and organizational life, including alternative practices in cases where tradition limits non-Jews’ involvement in religious rituals.

Our Mission: Congregation Bonai Shalom is an egalitarian synagogue of diverse membership that embraces traditional prayer and practice with openness and creativity. We strive to make a difference in our community and the world by preparing our children for Jewish Life, providing adult education, strengthening connections to Israel, and participating in social action projects and green initiatives.  Bonai Shalom is affiliated with The United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism