Mission & Vision

“The test of faith is whether I can make space for difference. Can I recognize God’s image in someone who is not in my image, whose language, faith, ideal, are different from mine? If I cannot, then I have made God in my image, instead of allowing Him to make me in His.”
Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks

Why We're Here

Koleinu's Mission

Koleinu’s mission is to build and nurture a supportive Jewish community and a liberal Modern Orthodox shul. Through religious, educational, and social events, we create meaningful Jewish experiences for individuals and families. 

Who We Are

Koleinu's Vision

Our goal is to cultivate a thriving Jewish community that empowers every member to engage actively, honor Jewish customs, and foster meaningful bonds through Torah study, prayer, and a connection to Israel.

Situated in the Greater Fair Lawn area, Koleinu enriches the local Jewish landscape by providing innovative and inclusive programming. Our offerings span social, educational, ritual, and communal spheres. Tailored to the unique interests and needs of our members, we advocate for the inclusion of women’s leadership and women’s active participation in communal Jewish settings. We also extend a warm welcome to LGBTQ+ Jews and their allies. Koleinu takes an active role in both the broader Jewish and local Fair Lawn communities.

In Hebrew, “Koleinu” translates to “our voice,” embodying our commitment to amplifying perspectives that are often marginalized or silenced and embracing a diversity of viewpoints. We recognize that within our kehillah, each individual’s voice contributes to the rich tapestry of our communal experience. This highlights the beauty of our shared journey, where we embrace the diversity of Jewish identity and acknowledge that each path is unique.

At Koleinu, we welcome and nurture Jews from all backgrounds, walks of life, and levels of observance. However you identify or however you practice Judaism—Koleinu provides a nurturing environment for Jewish exploration and discovery in today’s diverse world.

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