Temple Solel Values
Temple Solel believes in the dignity of all human beings and their manifestation of the divine image. This means we treat each other (coworkers, congregants, and guests) with respect.
Temple Solel commits to listening and speaking to others with awareness and openness to what moves and drives each of us individually. This means that we are direct and compassionate when things could be improved and acknowledging and celebratory when things go right.
Temple Solel is a community, not a commercial business. This means that we treat each interaction as an opportunity to build relationships and encourage a people-focused, rather than transaction-focused, mindset.
At Temple Solel, we succeed when we work together as a team. This means that we will rely on one another’s unique strengths, commit to supporting our growing areas, and share the information, resources, and ideas needed to create amazing things together. We commit to a culture of transparency which will facilitate collaboration.
Temple Solel is known for its welcoming and kind atmosphere. This warmth to others should extend to all people, knowing that we serve our community best when we are kind to our congregants, our visitors, and each other.
Assuming Best Intent (Kaf Zechut)
Temple Solel believes strongly in the value of kaf zechut, assuming the best intent of others. This means that if we have a request or concern about others’ behavior, we should speak to them, and of them, with the assumption that they mean well at heart. We can always ask questions from a place of curiosity, not judgment, about where others are coming from.
Temple Solel is a busy place, with changing needs, markers of success, and programming from day to day. Proactive responsibility as a value means that each of us commits to asking the questions, seeking out the learning, putting in the work, and offering the creative and constructive ideas needed to make sure all our tasks are accomplished efficiently and effectively. We will hold ourselves and each other accountable to this and all of our values.