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Congregation Betenu's Mission

To be a home for all to participate in Jewish community
A community to learn Torah, to worship God, and to improve the world

To accomplish this, the congregation will provide Jewish education for its adults as well as its children, and this education must include not only the Torah itself but also the Jewish traditions, ethics, law, and history that underlie our Reform perspective on it. 

We hold that people may worship God in different ways, particularly through prayer or deeds; Betenu exists to support both. 

To fulfill our commandment to make the world a better place, we must be engaged in the local community. This gives our members the satisfaction of creating improvements within their own lifetimes, and educates our children by example. Our understanding of improving the world is based on compassion and reason, and we welcome alliances with all like-minded people.