Talmud Torah—Education—תַּלְמוּד תּוֹרָה
We believe that all study is sacred because all disciplines are paths to understanding God’s world. We seek to inspire a love of Torah in all its forms, so that our students may become lifelong learners.
Derekh Eretz—Honor and Respect—דֶּרֶךְ אֶרֶץ
We believe in the value of treating every human being with honor and respect. Each individual has worth, as we are all created in the image of God. At Hillel, students, educators, staff, and parents collaborate to create a moral, kind and caring community.
“Ve-Ahavta”—A Personal Relationship with God—"וְאָהַבְתָּ"
We believe in the value of forging a loving, personal relationship with God. When we pray, we speak to God; when we study, God speaks to us. Through prayer that is spirited and meaningful, and study in an atmosphere that encourages deep and honest questions, students begin to develop their own lifelong relationship with God.
Tikkun Olam—Perfecting the World—תִּקּוּן עוֹלָם
We believe that we are God’s partners in perfecting the world by making it more peaceful, just and compassionate. Through gemilut hasadim (acts of kindness) and hands-on service projects, our students make a difference in their own communities and in the world at large.
We believe that a rich Jewish life can add holiness to our existence. Some mitzvot, such as tzedakah, guide us in our relationships with our fellow human beings; others, such as those related to kashrut, Shabbat and the holidays, govern ritual observance. All offer opportunities to sanctify our lives, to elevate the everyday.
We believe in the importance of Israel, Zionism and the Hebrew language. The modern State of Israel is a place where Jewish values come to life, and a home for Jews from around the world. We see spiritual meaning in the existence of the state, and are proud of its continued growth.
K’lal Yisrael—Unity of the Jewish People—כְּלַל יִשְׂרָאֵל
We believe in the ultimate unity of the Jewish People. We feel a deep sense of connection to Jews around the world and throughout the generations. Recognizing the variety of beliefs, affiliations and observances that exists in our community, we seek Shalom Bayit—peaceful coexistence based upon mutual respect and shared values.