Code of Ethics
In keeping with Jewish tradition, the Jewish Community of Ojai is a place where people of all faiths can come together to learn, grow, and connect with each other. We believe in the power of love, compassion, community and creativity to create a better world.
Our code of ethics is based on these principles.
Equality and Justice
We believe that everyone is created equal and deserves to be treated with dignity and respect, regardless of their race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, or any other factor.
By this, We can offer scholarships to people of all backgrounds who want to attend our temple's programs. We also have a policy of non-discrimination in all aspects of our temple's operations.
Love and Compassion
We believe that love and compassion are the most powerful forces in the universe and that they can transform the world. We strive to live our lives with love and compassion for ourselves, for others, and for all of creation.
JCO offers a variety of programs and services that are designed to promote equality, love and compassion, such as our Men's and Women's group, our Torah Study program, our annual warm coats drive and our annual food drive.
We believe that we have a responsibility to care for the Earth and all of its creatures. We commit to living in a way that is sustainable and that does not harm the environment.
Example: We have a certified building, which means that it is designed to be energy-efficient and environmentally friendly. We also have a recycling program and programmable utility conservation program.
Education and Lifelong Learning
We believe that education is the key to a better future. We commit to lifelong learning and to helping others to learn. We partner with a variety of local temples and work alongside the federation. We also offer volunteer opportunities for our members and various classes and workshops on topics, including torah study. meditation, yoga, and spirituality.
We believe that we are all connected and that we have a responsibility to help others. We commit to serving our community and to making the world a better place.
We believe that by living by these values and commitments, we can create a more just, compassionate, and sustainable world. We invite you to join us on this journey.
In accordance with our values, we commit to the following:
Treating everyone with dignity and respect
We will treat everyone who comes into our temple with dignity and respect, regardless of their background or beliefs.
Promoting love and compassion
We will promote love and compassion in our temple and in our community
We will live in a way that is sustainable and that does not harm the environment
We will support education and lifelong learning for all
Serving our community
We will serve our community and make the world a better place
This document includes a compilation of internet available information on Code of Ethics from various synagogues.