Our Mission

Our Mission Statement

To be an inclusive Jewish home for the diverse Baltimore community engaging in spirituality, friendship, learning, and social justice.

Our Vision Statement

Bolton Street Synagogue, a Reform congregation, will be a place of belonging known for its dynamic celebration of spirituality, justice, learning, and engagement with the greater community.

Guiding Values

Inclusiveness –  We embrace the dignity of all people. Bolton Street Synagogue is an accessible, welcoming community where audacious hospitality is a fundamental practice.

L’dor V’dor –  We stand for learning and the principle of l’dor v’dor, the passing of Jewish values, wisdom, and traditions from generation to generation. We are committed to robust Jewish education for our children and teens; adult learning through interactive study of Torah and Jewish history, custom, and practice; family events imbued with song and customs; and fostering meaningful ties with Israel and the Jewish people worldwide.

Spirituality –  We celebrate spirituality, Jewish tradition, and Jewish life through Shabbat and holiday services rich in song and prayer. We encourage thoughtful exploration of the significance and expression of spirituality within the broad framework of Jewish tradition.  

Tikkun Olam  We are deeply committed to the repair of the world through everyday acts, participation in interfaith and community programs, and dedicated advocacy that furthers the cause of justice.