(This is a spin-off of this question which was probably too broad.)
The beginning of our FAQ currently reads (bolding mine):
What kind of questions can I ask here?
Jewish Life and Learning - Stack Exchange is for students and teachers of Jewish law and tradition.
I bolded the phrase that we'd like to come up automatically in different places when the site needs to remind someone what the scope is. Perhaps most prominently, every new visitor to the site sees the following notification:
Welcome to Q&A for students and teachers of Jewish law and tradition — check out the FAQ!
I've had a new visitor complain to me that this sounds too formal and that it could turn away people who don't see themselves as either students or teachers.
Another possibility is the definition we used during the Commitment phase on our Area51 proposal:
... for people who base their lives on Jewish law and tradition and anyone interested in learning more.
The idea behind this formulation, which I explained in detail in the comments on the proposal, is that it describes the core expert group we're targeting - people who think about Judaism all the time because they consider it binding and live their lives by it - while also opening the door to people with curiosity but less Jewish involvement.
Should we keep the current phrasing? Should we come up with something new? Answers that include concrete phrasing proposals will be most appreciated.
Don't forget: We want every new visitor to see these words, so it's pretty important to make sure they leave the right impression.