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Congregation B'nai Torah's authentic and welcoming community helps you deepen your relationships with others who share your values and with God. We are committed to creating modern and meaningful experiences that are based in our rich traditions.

Congregation B'nai Torah. Inspiring your Jewish story.
 
History

B’nai Torah was founded in 1981 as a traditional congregation, and built its first building five years later. In 2003, we affiliated with The United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism and hired Rabbi Joshua Heller, who is now our senior rabbi, and undertook a transition to egalitarian practice. We have since grown to 800 families and added an assistant rabbi, Rabbi Hillel Konigsburg. In 2015, we completed a renovation that enables us to host large community and lifecycle events, a religious school serving over 150 children, and a "Georgia Bright From The Start" Preschool with partial day and full day options.


 

Mission, Vision & Values

Mission: 
To enrich Jewish lives through community, tradition, and Torah.
 
Vision: 
Our B’nai Torah family seeks a deeper relationship with God and our community through Jewish observance and prayer in a warm, welcoming, and inclusive environment. We learn through Torah and inspired teaching to achieve personal growth and meaning. Our traditions help us create a better world through charity and social action.
 
Values: 
Our seven values shape the way in which B’nai Torah interacts with its sacred stakeholders. They are all equally important. 
  • Kehilah: We are a welcoming community grounded in shared purpose. We are dedicated to sharing our joys and sorrows, learning and growing together, and seeking God through all the stages of our lives. Our Kehilah is sanctified by the active participation and full engagement of every individual.

  • Tikun Olam: We treasure the importance of “repairing the world” through both acts of giving (Tzedakah) and loving kindness (Gmilut Chasadim).  Committed to making the world a better place, we encourage giving charitably and acting benevolently.

  • B'tzelem Elohim: We believe that we are all created “b’tzelem Elohim,” in the image of God. We respect, embrace, and celebrate our differences and provide an inclusive opportunity for all who are interested in Judaism to access our traditions in ways that are meaningful to them.

  • Limmud: We commit to personal growth through lifelong learning. Our rich and diverse learning opportunities seek to inspire a deeper understanding of Judaism and our traditions. No matter where one is on the spectrum of Jewish learning, there is more to learn and do.

  • Tefillah: We create a sacred and spiritual environment for congregants to have a meaningful relationship with God. It is rooted in our synagogue, and carried into our homes and other aspects of our lives. Through diverse personal and communal experiences, we strive to make prayer, kashrut, Shabbat, festivals and other observances accessible and meaningful to all.

  • Manhigut: We embrace our leadership and management responsibilities to act in the best interest of our congregants and the Jewish people. Our obligations include principled governance, fiscal responsibility, collaborative professional/lay leadership, and effective stewardship. We encourage leadership within our congregation. And, as a congregation, we strive to exercise leadership in the larger community.

  • Ahavat Yisrael: We value the connection to Israel and the Jewish people. We understand that the land of Israel is the spiritual home of all Jews that intrinsically binds us together. 

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