The Narberth Havurah
Since the Narberth Havurah began in 2005, we've had many opportunities to gather together, and each time we've been left with appreciation for and excitement about our growing community. We've met in participants' homes, in Narberth churches, and in neighborhood parks. We've had countless potluck dinners, homemade hamantashen and wonderful comraderie. Whatever we've done, it's been fueled by hard work, generosity, creativity and the inspiration of Rabbi Yitzhak Nates.
We welcome people regardless of faith, background, ethnicity, race, sexual orientation, gender, and marital status. We are dedicated to making a spiritually uplifting and educationally stimulating environment for ourselves and our children, recognizing the power of the Torah to guide us in our pursuit of peace, social justice and a purposeful Jewish life. We celebrate the present, knowing that we are neither beholden nor shackled to the tragedies or triumphs of the past. We believe that practicing Judaism in the 21st century involves translating more than 5000 years of history into contemporary living within a global community. We are building a multi-generational Jewish community, where women and men share equally in leadership, decision making, worship and teaching. Our liturgy is universal, embracing the masculine and feminine aspects of God. We strive to balance Jewish traditions and culture with innovation, merging creative expression, music and interpersonal connections in worship and in play. We believe in investigating the challenges of the modern Jewish family through conscious exploration of non-traditional family models, rituals from other cultures and interfaith relationships. We are committed to creating a healthy planet for people, plants and animals through sustainable choices and activities both communally and in our daily lives.