In December of 1988 a small group of people gathered to create a lay led, egalitarian congregation affiliated with the Conservative Movement. Committed to creating a Jewish community engaged with social justice within the larger community they called themselves Chevrei Tzedek (community of justice).
Today Chevrei Tzedek continues to espouse those values. The Shabbat and Holiday services are traditional services led by various congregation members. Divrei Torah ("words of Torah" or sermons) are also delivered by congregants. Childcare and children's services are held whenever there is an adult service. Congregants live out their commitment to local food justice efforts by volunteering together at Real Food Farms.