The BHA Vision

Beacon Hebrew Alliance is organized around the big idea that Judaism is a pool of living waters in which to swim, not a precious, fragile heirloom we're afraid of breaking.

Beacon Hebrew Alliance is a community of people who come to Judaism in order to ask the questions that emerge from the reality and complexity of lived life – questions about love and justice and joy and sorrow and friendship. Questions that are informed by the past and asked in the present.

At BHA, we believe that Jews from all backgrounds, their partners and their families can come together in a supportive, warm and open-minded community to create a meaningful, joyful Jewish life. At BHA, we believe that everyone should have the opportunity to be literate in the Jewish tradition and take ownership of it. In this community, there are no “consumers” of Jewish life, only “producers.” There are no bystanders.

This is a community which believes that the Jewish spiritual tradition can nourish us as we pray, as we learn, as we meditate, as we work for justice, as we eat.

We are a community that strives to bring together piety and audacity, gravity and humor. We are a community that hopes to never stop seeking more meaningful ways to serve each other, our world and the Holy One.