The purpose of the Keruv Interfaith initiative
at Congregation Beth Shalom is to welcome people whose lives are
touched by, or who are involved in, interfaith relationships. Our goal
is to make them feel a part of, rather than apart from, the synagogue. This includes both existing and potential synagogue members.
Keruv exists to meet people where they are and to help
them make Jewish choices through education and participation in the life
of CBS. It seeks to educate the congregation-at-large about the
importance of Keruv by fostering an understanding of its purpose and
benefits to the synagogue, the Conservative Movement and the Jewish
people. It also exists to aid the non-Jewish member of an interfaith
relationship in supporting the Jewish partner’s observance of Judaism.
Finally, Keruv exists to welcome the non-Jewish partner and to encourage his/her participation to the extent desired.