188 North Prospect Street
Burlington, Vermont 05401
(802) 864-0218

Governance and Planning

The key elements of our governance include solid leadership, community / member involvement, careful financial management, sould policy and efficient communication. We aim to provide transparency, accountability and inclusivity.

OZ Governance Resources:

OZ’s Strategic Planning Framework:


Mission Statement:

Ohavi Zedek’s mission is to provide a welcoming home for a diverse Jewish community, offering both traditional and innovative spiritual practice, learning for all ages, and a commitment to social action.

The Imagine Strategy’s vision is to create Belonging – Through Welcoming, Meaningful and Joyous Jewish Experiences.  The strategy focuses on three ‘pillars’:

  • Religious and spiritual practice
  • Being a center of jewish life, offering community programming
  • A focus on social justice


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