June 5, 2015

Ketura is a special Jewish community, in that Jewish tradition has been defined as a focus for cooperation, tolerance and mutual respect. 

Ketura as a public community observes Kashrut and Shabbat in the dining room, in public places, and at social and cultural events. 

Festivals are celebrated in a traditional fashion, and members maintain an egalitarian minyan for religious services. 

By intention, the community members are free to do whatever they choose in their homes, and in fact, a majority of the members are not observant in the traditional sense. 

Ketura also puts a lot of community energy into life cycle events such as baby celebrations, bar and bat mitzvah celebrations and weddings, as well as funerals, balancing Jewish traditions with the family’s specific request and needs.