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Reconstructing Judaism

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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. 


Deborah Waxman

Our New Name

Hear about our new name from Rabbi Deborah Waxman, President of Reconstructing Judaism.

Being an Affiliate

Mordecai Kaplan wrote that “To be a Jew means first belonging to the group.” Through our institutions, learning networks, and rich resources, the Reconstructionist movement helps congregations and havurot grow, thrive, and connect. Find out more about how your community can become part of the Reconstructionist movement!
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Looking for a Rabbi?

The Reconstructionist Placement Service can guide your congregation or havurah through the process of finding the rabbi who is right for you.



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