Who We Are
Since our founding in 2004, Judaism Your Way has been finding innovative ways to say Yes! to as many Jews and their loved ones as possible. “Wherever you are on your Jewish journey, we’ll meet you there.” Nice slogan, but what does it actually mean?
“We’ll meet you there” means that in a time when over 70% of marriages involving a Jew are intermarriages, JYW is helping interfaith and LGBT individuals, couples and families celebrate their sacred life cycle moments – weddings, B’nai Mitzvah and baby namings – in ways that are at the same time deeply inclusive and powerfully Jewish.
“We’ll meet you there” means that as the diversity of beliefs, practices, life situations, and traditions among Jews is expanding, JYW is responding with support groups for interfaith couples, spirituality exploration programs for adults, alternative youth programming, and an Open Tent B’nai Mitzvah program that offers five different paths for young people to Jewishly celebrate their coming of age.
“We’ll meet you there” means that JYW is hosting creative and fresh opportunities to celebrate Jewish holidays – High Holy Days in an open tent in a garden setting, Hanukkah at an observatory, our 8th Night community Passover Seder, and more.
“We’ll meet you there” means that when individuals, couples, or families come for spiritual coaching or counseling, or simply to explore their own Jewish journeys, JYW provides resources and encouragement, information and support.
“We’ll meet you there” means that as the challenges facing Jews and their loved ones continue to evolve, JYW will keep finding creative ways to Jewishly respond and say “yes.”
“Wherever you are on your Jewish journey, we’ll meet you there” is not only our motto. It’s our principle and it’s our practice.