We envision a future in which Judaism is experienced as accessible, inspiring and vital to the vast majority of Jews. The contribution of JEWISH MILESTONES to the realization of this vision is in harnessing the transformative power of lifecycle rituals, forging a new professional path for facilitators of ritual and encouraging candid discussion of the de facto reality of contemporary North American Jewish life that is lived primarily outside of a synagogue framework.
Jewish Milestones accomplishes its mission by serving as an educational resource for:
- Individuals, couples and families who are seeking personalized, educative consultations and ritual-related referrals.
- Ritual Facilitators, professionals and lay people, to cultivate reflective practitioners, promote best practices and help augment their capacity to serve in the context of their own communities.
- Jewish communal organizations, researchers and all those interested in exploring the various fields that intersect with our work (such as Jewish practice among non-synagogue members, the needs of interfaith families and innovation in Jewish ritual).