Progressive Judaism declares the core principles of Judaism - God, Torah and Israel.
It also declares that all human beings are created in the image of God and that we are the partners of God in world’s improvement. Tikkun Olam – repairing the world — is a hallmark of Progressive Judaism and his goal is to achieve peace, freedom and justice for all humankind. Commitment to Jewish ethical ideals and moral values is essential.
The great contribution of Progressive Judaism has been the progress of the Jewish people through innovation and conservation of its tradition, history and the ethical legacy, embracing diversity while preserving the group.
Progressive Judaism is committed to the principle of inclusion. It incorporates Jews by choice and mixed families, helping them to commit themselves to Judaism. Progressive Judaism regards as Jews the children of either Jewish fathers or mothers, provided that the children are raised as such.
Progressive Judaism is committed to completing women’s equality in all aspects of Jewish life. We were the first movement to ordain women as rabbis, to train women as cantors and to elect women as presidents of their communities.
Progressive Judaism is also committed to the full participation of gays and lesbians in community life.
The religious practice of Progressive Judaism is significantly spiritual, based on tradition and on the love for study, and in informed choices. We must emphasize that we put the stress on ethical behaviour rather than on laws and ritual custom.