KI offers different worship service options for our diverse congregation, including a regular Friday Night Service, a Monthly Shabbat Family Service, a monthly Havdalah Service and contemporary worship. In addition there are services for all the major holidays. For congregants at Rydal Park Retirement Home, there is an a monthly afternoon Shabbat Service.
"Prayer is the service of the heart."
Reform Judaism affirms the central tenets of Judaism - God, Torah and Israel - even as it acknowledges the diversity of Reform Jewish beliefs and practices. We believe that all human beings are created in the image of God and that we are God's partners in improving the world. Tikkun olam - repairing the world - is a hallmark of Reform Judaism as we strive to bring peace, freedom, and justice to all people.
Reform Jews accept the Torah as the foundation of Jewish life containing God's ongoing revelation to our people and the record of our people's ongoing relationship with God. We see the Torah as God inspired, a living document that enables us to confront the timeless and timely challenges of our everyday lives.
In addition to our belief that Judaism must change and adapt to the needs of the day to survive and our firm commitment to Tikkun Olam, the following principles distinguish Reform Jews from other streams of Judaism in North America.
Reform Jews are committed to the principle of inclusion, not exclusion.
Reform Jews are committed to the absolute equality of women in all areas of Jewish life.
Reform Jews are also committed to the full participation of gays and lesbians in synagogue life as well as society at large.