About Us:

Our Vision:
To be an exemplary Southern California congregation within Conservative Judaism
by moving our members
closer to G_d and by developing a meaningful Jewish way of life through commitment
to Torah (study), Avodah (prayer), and Tikkun Olam (bettering our world).

Our Mission:
The mission of the Etz Hadar Board of Directors is to plan and implement programs
in these areas: religious services; Jewish education; and social and community activities by:
(1) Offering Shabbat, Festival and High Holy Day services that are
meaningful, uplifting, creative and participatory.
(2) Providing excellent child and adult Jewish education, emphasizing
Hebrew competence, prayer skills, familiarity with basic religious customs
and Jewish ethics, bar/bat mitzvah preparations and other youth and adult
(3) Fostering social activities that promote friendship among members and
other Jews in our community that are enriching and entertaining while being
mindful of our Judaism.
(4) Doing volunteer work on behalf of the Etz Hadar Family, the Jewish
people and the greater community; helping to fulfill the Jewish customs
and practices of our members; providing support for life-cycle events;
offering tzedakah.
(5) Exploring and developing income sources for our congregation, including
various forms of fund-raising activities.
(6) Building up our membership and increasing and improving our programs
and services.
(7) Fostering teamwork and communication among our board members and

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