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Reconstructionist Learning Networks 2017-2018



Let’s journey together to build a more just and joyous world.

Reconstructionist Learning Networks connect you with people across geography and perspectives. Explore the crucial questions of Jewish life that just can’t be Googled, and that matter most to you and your community. Join a network to journey, imagine and create.

Collaborate with experts, including Reconstructing Judaism staff, Reconstructionist Rabbinical College faculty, authors and leaders. Facilitators work with you to set agendas, bring expertise and foster learning among colleagues. Explore case studies, text studies, resource materials, and real-life challenges and solutions. Experiment and troubleshoot together.

Networks meet three to six times a year online for about an hour each session. At least six people are required for each network.


How To

Networks meet two to six times a year online through videoconferencing for approximately one hour for each session. To connect to our videoconferencing platform, Zoom, you need a computer, laptop or handheld device with a working camera, speakers and microphone. Technical support is available.


Reconstructionist Learning Networks are free to members and staff of the affiliates of Reconstructing Judaism and members of the Reconstructionist Rabbinical Association (RRA). For non-members, the suggested donation is $54 per network. To see if your synagogue or havurah is affiliated, please visit www.ReconstructingJudaism.org/directory

Network Immersions are in-depth, fee-based courses. Network Immersions require some coursework (reading and/or writing) and a willingness to bring your creative energy and commitment. Reconstructionist members, staff of Reconstructionist affiliates and Network subscribers receive a 10% discount.

To access all Learning Networks and Network Immersions at the member rate, non-members may purchase an annual subscription for $118. Subscribers may participate in unlimited networks and will receive a 10% discount on Network Immersions.


Contact LearningNetworks@ReconstructingJudaism.org

Innovation and Growth Networks

How do I weave an effective network of leaders in common purpose? How can I find support to search and apply for grants? How can I create and develop my own podcast? How can I use tech tools to promote my community?

Education and Administration Networks

How can Jewish stories help families live Jewish values? What can summer camp teach us about experiential education? What are best practices for executive directors? How can I be an effective educator in a leadership role?

Spirituality and Justice Networks

How can we talk openly about embracing the racial and ethnic differences in our Jewish American communities? How can we integrate Jewish mindfulness into daily spiritual practice? How can we hold open, pluralistic conversations when faced with challenging differences of opinion?

Learning Networks 2016-2017

Our inaugural offerings for the Reconstructionist Learning Networks inspired rabbinic entrepreneurs, bringing Jewish learning home and Shabbat liturgy into new light.