About the Center for Jewish Ethics | Reconstructing Judaism

About the Center for Jewish Ethics

The Center for Jewish Ethics draws on Jewish texts, experience, and tradition to help people and communities address the diverse ethical challenges of contemporary life. 

Established in 1994, the center pursues its mission through a number of initiatives that together make up the Levin-Lieber Family Program in Jewish Ethics:

  • Training future rabbis as teachers and ethical guides
  • Developing methods for Jewish moral decision making, such as use of text-based, values-based and case-based approaches
  • Partnering with organizations and communities to further moral inquiry and strengthen ethical action in Jewish life
  • Publishing study guides, books, and other resources for dealing with ethical questions
  • Convening conferences and consultations that bring scholars of Jewish ethics and Jewish communal leaders into conversation

The Center is a founding institutional member of the Society for Jewish Ethics (www.societyofjewishethics.org). 

The Center provides consultation for Reconstructionist rabbis and congregations, as well as organizations in the broader Jewish community. The Center’s founding director, Rabbi David A. Teutsch, Ph.D., and current director, Rabbi Mira Beth Wasserman, Ph.D., are sought-after consultants, teachers, and speakers.

 

Ethical Leadership in the Public Sphere