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 – a community where members connect with one another socially, care for each other through acts of lovingkindness, 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 70 children being educated by our highly qualified staff.

Pride-image_FINAL-500x500CBS is an open, affirming and diverse community that values difference and individuality. Among our members and guests, we welcome LGBTQ questioning Jews and non-Jews. We welcome and strive to accommodate people of all abilities, and encourage all members of our community to participate.  We want every individual to feel comfortable, valued, and able to participate in all events, religious services, and education programs.

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