Cornerstone Certification is effective within a range of organizational types, from synagogues to summer camps. We are proud to be working with the following institutions to help build stronger, more inclusive Jewish communities.
“The work with Rosh Pina has made a huge impact on our congregation! We have - with Elana's loving and wise guidance - enhanced our notions of what an inclusive synagogue can and should be. We look forward to continuing our relationship with Rosh Pina as we quest for ever fuller Radical Inclusion! The Rosh Pina process has been a blessing for our Kehillah”
Rabbi Carnie Rose, Senior Rabbi at Congregation Bnai Amoona
“Rosh Pina is important to CBJ is because we were at a time in our special needs journey where we needed help in accessing how to raise the bar on how we view and implement inclusion. Having someone meet with all program heads and observe programs in action has provided us with a new lens and new direction. The plan for the coming year is exciting and very do-able.
Having this type of certification will let parents of special needs children, and adults with special needs, know that we will not only do our best to meet their individual needs, but that we are serious about inclusion and have been willing to go the extra mile to work toward becoming an inclusive Jewish environment. What is most important for me is it is not just about the preschool or religious school, it is about the entire institution from top to bottom.”
Ann Cauterucci , Early Childhood Director, Congregation Beth Jacob, Redwood City, CA
"At Congregation Beth Jacob, we feel honored to be one of the first institutions working with Rosh Pina to receive the certification they provide. If we truly believe in inclusion, then our work needs to be comprehensive and thoughtful. Rosh Pina has helped us at Congregation Beth Jacob begin a process of comprehensive inclusion - looking at every aspect of our community. Rosh Pina has assisted us in assessing our inclusion policies and practices in every aspect of synagogue life: Preschool, Religious School, religious programming, community activities, communication and culture. The awareness, assistance and expertise provided by Rosh Pina will help us live the value of tzelem elohim - seeing and nurturing the divinity in every human - rather than just talk about it. The more communities receive Rosh Pina certification, the more inclusion will be normative, rather than just an afterthought. This is important and groundbreaking work.”
Rabbi Nat Ezray, Rabbi, Congregation Beth Jacob, Redwood City, CA