Rabbi Tzadok Cable is a Jewish education and leadership development expert. Just like you, he has seen many different expressions of educational and development principles within the Jewish world.

Is it about transmitting and receiving information or being connected to the right institution? Is it about creating learning programs and herding everyone into them? Is it about merely inspiring people and expecting that they will figure out how to actually grow and develop on their own, or is there more to the story?

I want to extend a warm and personal welcome to anyone living in Ramat Beit Shemesh Gimmel to come join us for a Shabbos. I am confident you will immediately sense the uniqueness and the potential our community has to offer you.

We exist as a Kehillah in order to support and strengthen one another’s spiritual growth, recognizing that the purpose of life is to utilize every precious minute & opportunity to become closer to Hashem. In order to do so, we need to become caring, giving Jews – giving to each other and clinging to Hashem through Torah, Mitzvos & Chessed.

Let us remind ourselves that the Torah was not given to individuals, but to a nation – the original Kehillah! When a group of people with a focused goal join forces, something special is created.

As we continue to expand, we need to remain vigilant in preserving our identity and our core values. Much of life is about balance. Being truly empathetic to others, understanding their situation & caring for them without compromising one’s own standards or views is the challenge. As K’lal Yisrael splinters off into ever-smaller and narrower factions, we are attempting very consciously to buck the trend.

Here are the key values we stand for:

  • A commitment to daily Torah learning
  • A warm atmosphere for the whole family
  • Emphasis on good character and self-development
  • The sanctity of Tefillah * Absolute commitment to guarding the Halachah
  • Balancing integration into Israel society while preserving our original customs and identity

We must all get involved in helping to build and support communities like this one. Participation and involvement are crucial at every level. I am proud and privileged to be at the helm of such a special group of people – May Hashem see the seriousness with which we approach our sacred task and crown it with success – May we continue to enjoy Simchos together.