More on Creative Expression
With Training and Funding From RRC, Reconstructionist Rabbis and Rabbinical Students Engage Those Seeking Connection and Meaning
Reconstructing Judaism’s support of entrepreneurship gives rabbinical students and recent graduates the funding, supervision and mentorship to turn ideas into reality. “For me, the big story is that Jews remain seekers of meaning and community. What our Auerbach grants do is create new portals for Jewish community and meaning,” said Cyd Weissman, Reconstructing Judaism’s vice president for Innovation and Impact.
Atlanta Congregation to Share Its Passion for Music at Convention
The musical services at Congregation Bet Haverim are a phenomenon. This November, a contingent of more than 30 members of Bet Haverim’s chorus and band will be featured at the Reconstructing Judaism 2018 Convention in Philadelphia.
Art and Biblical Text
In this Community Teaching call from January 2017, Rabbi Sandy Eisenberg Sasso teaches on artists and biblical text as seen through literature, visual art and music.
New Camp's Goal: 'Making Intentional Artists and Good Human Beings'
At Camp Havaya Arts, opening this summer in Redlands, California, campers will be nurtured as they explore for themselves what it means to live a Jewish life through the prism of the arts.
Human, Why Do You Sleep?
Examination of Rabbi Kelilah Miller’s papercut, “Human, Why Do You Sleep?”
Heart of the Stranger
An examination of Rabbi Me’irah Iliinsky’s artwork, “Heart of the Stranger”
Amidah for Peace, Justice and Immigration
This alternative Amidah was used during mincha prayers by members of the Reconstructionist Rabbinic Association outside of an Immigration Processing Center in order to call attention to the plight of immigrants and underscore the importance of the Jewish obligation to welcome the stranger.
psalm 79: pour out your love
Rabbi Brant Rosen’s poem responds to Psalm 79, challenging us to welcome the stranger even, and especially, in uncomfortable ways.
Let's Journey Together
In an essay that appeared in Philadelphia’s Jewish Exponent, Rabbi Deborah Waxman, Ph.D., makes the case that Reconstructionist Judaism matters now more than ever.
Joyful, Soulful Prayer: Beshalakh Niggun
Original setting of 2 verses from the Song at the Sea
Shalom Aleychem - Contemporary
A new arrangement of traditional liturgy welcoming the Sabbath.
Multicultural Haroset Recipes
Recipes for Passover haroset from several cultural traditions
Building an Ark: On the Search for an Authentic Jewish Relationship to the Arts
Boettiger wrestles with the possibilities for Jewish art and creative pursuits.
A Zionism Worth Reconstructing
Klein examines how experiencing the contradictions of Israeli life can help young North American Jews feel connected to Israel.
Herzl Play, Monologue and Activities (Grades 4-7)
A play and activities on the life and values of Zionist pioneer Theodor Herzl