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Reconstructionist communities pray, learn, celebrate, and take action together. In our congregations, havurot and camp, we take bold risks and firm stands in order to help Torah, Jewish practice, culture and community evolve to meet the needs of today's diverse progressive Jews and fellow travellers. Rooted in Jewish values, we work across boundaries in the service of justice, peace, and global well-being.

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Directory of Congregations

Reconstructionist Congregations are found throughout North America. See if there's one near you!

Tikkun Olam

The Reconstructionist movement has helped define the vanguard of social justice in the Jewish community, advancing causes from equality for women and the LGBT community, to interfaith dialogue. How can a movement with distinctive yet limited resources continue to be most effective as an agent of change? Focus. Our Tikkun Olam Commission is concentrating on a single area of social justice: the wealth gap. Learn more about our efforts and get involved!
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Resources for Congregations

Through our institutions, learning networks, and rich resources, the Reconstructionist movement helps congregations and havurot grow, thrive, and connect.

Reconstructionist Voices—Recent Posts

Israel at 70: State of Hope, Conflict, and Possibilities

Reflections on Israel as it turns 70

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Reconstructionist Movement Updates

Though we count time Jewishly, by any consideration the secular year 2018 is an exciting year for the Reconstructionist movement.

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Entrepreneurial True Grit

Is grit the key to success for social entrepreneurs? Ariana Katz suggests that the answer lies elsewhere. 

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Wine, Not Whine, Your Way to Millennial Engagement

Ross Berkowitz discusses designing Jewish engagement experiences for Millennials.

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Ultra-Busy Leader Stops to Gain Perspective

How do startup leaders break through the barrage of urgent tasks to reflect and plan? We speak with Avi Deutsch, co-founder and CEO of LAVAN, to learn his secrets.

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A Vital Foreign Policy Tool Under Threat

Rabbi David Teutsch urges support for foreign aid in the upcoming federal budget.

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How to Avoid Startup Crash and Burn

Cyd Weissman interviews Avi Rubel, a successful social entrepreneur, about taking risks when launching a new venture. 

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How to Pray

How do you pray, anyway? Rabbi Jacob Staub explores this seemingly simple question.

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Innovation 101: Have 100 Coffees

Cyd Weissman reports back from the leading edge of Jewish innovation.

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Keeping the Faith: Resilience in the Jewish Tradition

In an essay for eJewishPhilanthropy, Rabbi Deborah Waxman delves into Jewish history and tradition around resilience — the focus of our new podcast, Hashivenu.

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Embracing Our Sorrows

As the mournful day of Tisha B’Av arrives, Rabbi Jacob Staub reflects on the value of embracing our sorrows. 

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Embracing our Sorrows

As the fast day of Tisha B’Av approaches, Rabbi Jacob Staub asks: why do we harp on sorrowful events that occurred so many centuries ago? The answer lies in the nature of grief.

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Philosophy, Strategic Communications and Innovative Fundraising

In an essay for eJewishphilanthropy, RRC’s Josh Peskin, vice-president for strategic advancement, outlines the values that animate fundraising and drive human connections. 

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When the Call Comes, Will Your Congregation Be Ready?

Best practices in responding to congregational inquiries.

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Jewish Values and Journalistic Ethics

Rabbi David Teutsch, Ph.D., discusses the role of the free press in the Jewish community and American society, and what Jewish values can teach us about journalistic ethics.

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