Here at Congregation Am HaYam, Jewish life is about being part of something.
Being part of a synagogue allows you to be part of a larger community–of your people.
Being part of a synagogue means promulgating values that you and your tradition hold dear.
Being part of a community teaches future generations that being a Jew matters.
It means that you always have a place to turn to when you are in need.
It means that you have a spiritual home.
It means that your values are played out through social justice and Jewish norms.
It means that you have a place to go to sing Mi Shebeirach when you or someone you know is in pain.
It means that you have a spiritual family to support you when you suffer a loss.
It means that you have a community where you can celebrate life’s joys.
It means that you take responsibility for the next generation, as the previous one did for yours.
It’s not about money, because everyone can join regardless of what your situation is.
It’s about demonstrating a commitment to community.
Some ask the consumer question, “What do I get if I pay?” Judaism is a people, religion, culture, ethnicity, and tradition, that transcends that question, asking instead, “What will being part of a community do for our world, for all people, for our people, for our community?” By living a Jewish life, each of our “I”’s is joined by a “We.”
One major area of Jewish life is Shabbat (the Sabbath). Please go to our Services page to find out more about Shabbat at Am HaYam.
Another major area of Jewish life is Lifelong Learning. Please go to our Lifelong Learning page to find out more about learning and growth opportunities at Am HaYam.
A third major area of Jewish life is holiday celebration and observance. Please go to our Holidays landing page to find out more about how we celebrate/observe holidays here at Am HaYam.
We hope that Jewish life here at Am HaYam can be the doorway to a more meaningful life.