At SAJ, we believe that questioning is an act of faith, a commitment to a search for truth and justice in the world. And we believe that all voices, whether Jewish or of another faith, whether yeshiva trained or secularly educated, young and old, queer or straight, male, female, neither or both, are needed to help make torah, in all its forms, relevant and meaningful for our generation and the generations that follow.
We believe in and and promote intergenerational learning contexts, in which Jewish education takes places in Jewish time and in the context of community. We create opportunities in which elders learn with and from children; parents learn from their and other people’s children; teens teach the community and so on. We believe that Jewish learning begins at birth and continues throughout all our days and helps us grow as Jews and human beings along that journey.