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Reconstructing Judaism staff is working remotely to help curtail the spread of COVID-19 and keep our community members and their loved ones safe. We look forward to continuing to connect with you as always. Our physical offices will be closed until further notice.

May those  directly affected experience  refuah shleimah:  a healing of body, mind and spirit.  And may we all do our part to save lives. In Judaism, the obligation of  pikuach  nefesh  (saving a life)  supersedes  all.

 


 

Reconstructing Judaism is the central organization of the Reconstructionist movement. We train the next generation of rabbis, support and uplift congregations and  havurot, foster emerging expressions of Jewish life, and encourage people to be their best selves — always helping to shape what it means to be Jewish today and to imagine the Jewish future.

Reconstructionists approach Judaism — and life — with deep consideration of the past and a passion to relate it to the present. We have originated many of the core innovations of today’s Judaism and lead efforts to make our congregations and havurot even more groundbreaking, inclusive and relevant.

We welcome your voice, questions and participation in something larger: email us here. 

 


Pinkhas: Silence as Protest

Modern readers are repelled by the violence found in Parashat Pinkhas. Rabbi Howard Cohen asks: is a form of protest embodied even in the Torah itself? 

Yad pointer resting on very old Torah scroll
Yad pointer resting on very old Torah scroll
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Hashivenu Episode: The Power of Ritual

Is Harry Potter a sacred text? According to our guest, Casper ter Kuile, it can be – it depends on how you approach it. In his new book, The Power of Ritual, he explores the ways that even “secular” ritual can help us build community, find meaning, and connect our past with our future.

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