What is "Big Tent Judaism"?
Big Tent Judaism takes its lead from the values and vision of our Biblical forbearers Abraham and Sarah's tent, which was open on four sides to welcome all who approach. Individuals and organizations that practice a Big Tent Judaism seek to engage, support and advocate for all those who would cast their lot with the Jewish people, regardless of prior knowledge or background.
The Big Tent Judaism Coalition is a group of Jewish communal institutions who strive to create an inclusive and welcoming Jewish community, and who are willing to work toward the following GOALS through partnership, communication, and advocacy:
- Connect individuals and households not currently engaging with the organized Jewish community to local institutions that will be welcoming toward them through inclusive and meaningful programs;
- Provide professionals and lay leaders at Jewish institutions the skills and sensitivities needed to become more inclusive and welcoming.
If you are an individual seeking a connection to the Jewish community, we welcome you, and we are here to help.