BZBI, where you belong

Our Vision

    We imagine a BZBI where members are uplifted spiritually, connected socially, engaged intellectuallyempowered as members and leaders, and all are confident in the congregation’s financial security​.

    A BZBI….

      • Where we continue to embrace our unique position as an open, egalitarian, Conservative congregation in urban ​Center City.
      • Where we put our Jewish values into practice.
      • Where we always champion diversity and inclusion.
      • Where we continue to include Israel as part of our primary conversation and commitment​.
      • Where we meet our community members where they are in their life journeys, with an engaging experience​.
      • Where everybody feels the connection of our relationship-oriented clergy​.
      • Where a culture of volunteering is pervasive.
      • Where a culture of giving is a core component of the financial well-being of the synagogue.
      • Where BZBI consistently plays an active role in our greater Philadelphia community, Jewish and non-Jewish alike.

    This vision statement represents the input from more than 150 community members across all aspects of BZBI life.  It was developed through community conversations, workshops, and working groups between January and April 2021. It was then presented to and approved by the Board of Trustees in May 2021, and subsequently shared with the BZBI membership at the 2021 Annual Meeting in June.

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