JALSA is guided by our fundamental Jewish values, and enables people to connect their Jewish identity to their ideology on public policy issues. We believe that it is our job to strive for the world as it should be, and we are optimistic enough to believe that it is possible to achieve. The following values serve as our underlying guideposts for our work:


Tzedek, Tzedek Tirdof

Justice, justice you shall pursue

B'tzelem Eloheim

We are all created in the Divine image, which leads us to respect the dignity of all people

Welcoming the Stranger   The Torah tells us 36 times that we must welcome the stranger, and provide for those who need our shelter and support

Love your Neighbor as Yourself   Show kindness and compassion to all human beings