The progressive Jewish philosophy, ideology, and way of life are embedded in all programs developed by the Leo Baeck Education and Community Centers. We strive to weave together education and community work, based on humanistic learning, democracy and Jewish values.
– From the platform of the Progressive Movement
Leo Baeck is committed to Tikkun Olam (repair of the world), social justice, mutual help and equal opportunity for all. We see the whole community as our responsibility: individuals and families who want to participate in our programs and activities for their own enrichment, people in the neighborhood who need help, and those throughout the city who are rejected by others. We are deeply committed to progressive Jewish values and principles, fulfilling them every day in each and every one of our programs and activities.
Our progressive Jewish values of inclusion and pluralism have established Leo Baeck as an engine of social change – serving as a youth club for disadvantaged youngsters, a home away from home for new immigrants, a meeting space for people with physical and mental disabilities, and a welcoming place for people of all faiths and cultures who are committed to shared existence and are working together to advocate for social and civil rights.
The Leo Baeck Education and Community Center is a testament to the impact that Progressive Judaism can have in the State of Israel. Israel would be well served by the duplication of our philosophy and efforts.
Simonovich, Javier, Building Progressive Jewish Community in Israel: The Leo Baeck Education Center