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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. 

 


Parashat Re'eh: Open Your Hand

Parashat Re'eh contains a direct appeal for our generosity: "You must open, open your hand to the poor and to the needy in your land." How will we respond to the call?

Two hands pointing at Torah
Two hands pointing at Torah

Parashat Shoftim: Justice, Justice

"Justice, justice shall you pursue" — the rousing opening phrase of this Torah portion. But in a world filled with injustice, where do we begin?

Scales of Justice
Scales of Justice

Ki Tetzey: Fighting Hatred Inside and Out

In the Torah, we're commanded to "wipe out the memory of Amalek," a genocidal enemy. But our tradition asks, is Amalek an external enemy — or something inside us?

Yad pointer resting on very old Torah scroll
Yad pointer resting on very old Torah scroll

Ki Tavo: The Inner Witness

Reflecting on a list of curses found in this week's Torah portion, Rabbi Jonathan Kligler finds a message of conscience.

Yad pointer resting on very old Torah scroll
Yad pointer resting on very old Torah scroll

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