Our Philosophy

At Kol Tikvah’s core there resides a single idea — joy.

 We describe this idea with the Hebrew word simcha, which is both an event and a feeling. Simchas transcend the ordinary and take our hearts to new levels of joy. In these moments, we feel at peace with our community and ourselves and connect to all that is holy and godly.
At Kol Tikvah, we gather together, to pray, to play, to study, to celebrate and to make a difference in this world. Our actions are similar to other congregations. The only difference is that we know that if we cannot derive joy from them, we are taking the wrong journey. No matter the act, we do it with joy in our hearts.
Do you want a spiritual home whose soul is simcha, joy? If so, our doors are always open.