At Temple Echad, we take what we like from conventional Judaism and leave the rest. Our services reimagine Jewish liturgy, ancient prayer and tradition through a fresh, inclusive lens that honors all paths to the Divine as equally holy. We are not your Yiddishe mama’s shul and yet we are inspired by Jewish tradition and its invitation to experience the ordinary as miraculous.
Participatory dialogue, personal narrative and song are central to the life and celebration of our spiritual learning community where we invite all—Jews, Hindus, Christians, Buddhists, Muslims, Sikhs, Agnostics, those of indigenous religions or no religion—to live out the highest teaching of Torah: love and kindness.
The contemplative and eclectic nature of our communal experiences reflect our search for deeper meaning through spiritual and intellectual exploration, prayer, rest, and meditation that nurtures the mind, heart, and soul.
THE POWER OF STORY
Each month our services feature a series of life stories or narratives that help us to deepen our connection with ourselves and others. It is a way of knowing who we are and caring for the needs that present within our community.
From joys to impasses, we learn to laugh and cry, to remember and let go. More importantly, sharing our stories helps us to heal, grow and love with greater compassion.
THE POWER OF RECOVERY
On the last Friday of each month, our services focus solely on recovery. Designed around the 12-steps, our monthly recovery communal experience is centered on inspiring hope and living one day at a time.
We believe that 12-step recovery is relevant to all aspects of life, whether you are recovering from divorce, addiction, mental or physical illness, trauma, life shifts, codependency, eating disorders, or religion, to name a few.