Our Vision

Our Vision

We envision a world in which...

 

Jews of all backgrounds and affiliations can proudly answer the question, “Why be Jewish?”


Jews feel regenerated by Judaism’s opportunities for supportive community, deep inquiry, and social action.


Jews are connected to and inspired by their diverse extended family, the Jewish people.

Our Mission

Our Mission

Our mission is to create spaces where Jewish relationships can be fostered that add meaning, purpose, and joy to our lives. By opening our homes on Shabbat and the holidays, by learning Jewish texts, and by conducting acts of service, we aim to create a growing network of people that celebrate, learn, and serve together.

Why Base?

Why Base?

The home has always been the epicenter of Jewish life. Home is the place where we are most ourselves, the place in which we are free to dream, to question, and to explore. A home is safe, warm, and stable. At the Base, we bring together a family as diverse as they come- the Jewish people! Like all families the dynamic is simultaneously complicated, messy, profound, conflictual, and integral. 

Why Hospitality, Learning, and Service?

Why Hospitality, Learning, and Service?

We believe that a Jewish home is founded upon three things: hospitality, learning, and service.

 

Hospitality–We are committed to the revolution of kindness Abraham and Sarah started thousands of years ago by opening their home to strangers and welcoming them as friends. Hospitality is a posture of receiving others with compassion and offering what you are able. 

 

Learning–Knowledge is power. Learning empowers us to make informed decisions about our beliefs and behavior. Discussing relevant and diverse Jewish ideas allows us to connect with the shared history and tradition Jews have been debating for thousands of years. Jewish texts act as a springboard for deep questioning and exploration on all elements of the human experience. 

 

Acts of Service–Judaism at its core is about helping create a more just world. While learning is important and helps shape our values, action is the opportunity to actualize our values and to make a positive impact in our communities.

Why Rabbis?

Why Rabbis?

We believe that Rabbis are meant to serve the Jewish people 'where they are.' As mentors, guides, and community organizers,  we're taking our pulpit into the heart of where life happens: our neighborhoods and our homes.