I was going through my board notes and found the suggested revision of the mission statement that Val and I wrote. Here it is:
The JRF is committed to serving its affiliates and to being a voice for pluralism and progressive Judaism at home and in Israel. ( We might want to broaden this.) We strive to actualize these values through Tikkun Olam (repair of the world) in our communities and the broader world.
We understand Judaism to be the evolving religious civilization of the Jewish people, and accept the responsibility of being active participants in that evolution.
In partnership with the RRC and RRA, we support our members in living authentic and meaningful Jewish lives, supporting the innovations which have been the hallmark of Reconstructionist Judaism since its inception.