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MISSION + VALUES


Traditional heart. Modern soul.

That's Oheb Shalom.

Oheb Shalom is an egalitarian, inclusive, diverse, and multi-generational community that embraces Jewish tradition in the 21st century. 

Our values include:

  • Celebrating the joy and wonder of being alive and being connected to the world;
  • Finding intimacy and connection in the presence of each other, thus forming lifetime friendships as we embrace our common Jewish identity;
  • Committing to Jewish education as a lifelong, intergenerational endeavor;
  • Identifying with and supporting Jewish communities in the USA, Israel, and across the globe; and
  • Improving the world through social action and advocacy for social justice.

We welcome and celebrate all individuals of cultural, ethnic and racial differences, sexualities and gender identities, differing abilities, interfaith families, and a wide variety of generations. We respect each individual’s personal Jewish journey with compassion, consideration and kindness.

Founded on Prince Street in Newark, our congregation and its members have lived in and served Essex County and the broader community for 160 years.

We are Oheb.

Oheb Shalom has something for everyone.

Many of our programs are free and open to the public. We support and accommodate the full inclusion of all people in religious and communal life.

Fri, June 14 2024 8 Sivan 5784