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Renewing Our Communities and Ourselves: An Elul Workshop Series 4-Part Series beginning Aug. 23. Join four inspiring rabbis for shared reflection, learning, and renewal. This series of workshops will help rabbis and lay-people alike dive into self-exploration as we prepare for the High Holidays.

Live Beit Midrash/Facebook Live Aug. 17, 2020 at 3 p.m. EDT. Topic: A House Is Not a Home, but Can a Sukkah Be a Temple?

Live Beit Midrash/Facebook Live Aug. 24, 2020 at 3 p.m. EDT. Topic: Using Elul as a Social Justice Opportunity

Webinar, Sept. 9, 2020 at 1 p.m. EDT. Topic: Noticing the Jews of Color in Our Communities

Webinar, October 26, 4:00 p.m. EDT Topic: Jews and White Privilege

Movement-Wide Convention “B’yachad: Reconstructing Judaism Together,” March 23-27, 2022

High Holidays Mahzor The Reconstructionist Press is offering a 10% discount on the Mahzor Leyamim Nora’im: Prayerbook for the Days of Awe to increase its availability to individuals and families who want to purchase it for their homes in light of the pandemic. This discount is not available in combination with any other discount.

Live Activities for Kids We may be physically distant but that doesn’t mean we can’t be socially connected. Wherever you are in the world, Camp Havaya and Havaya Arts are happy to provide virtual opportunities to gather together, have some fun, and bring the magic of camp into your home. Bookmark it and check back - it’s updated weekly.

Recon Connect is the hub for live online experiences from across the Reconstructionist movement. Here, you can access the community, innovation and intellectual depth that epitomizes Reconstructionist Judaism. Bookmark it and check back daily - it’s updated often with new events in which you can participate.

Virtual Shabbat Box This Shabbat Box doesn’t contain challah or candles, but rather essays, meditations and other ways for you to engage with Shabbat. Bookmark it and check back every Thursday - it’s each week in time for Shabbat.

Virtual Shabbat Box-Social Media Tool Kit Everything you need for posting the Virtual Shabbat Box to your social media.

Podcast — The Jewish Studio Project Making art is either for children or acclaimed artists, right? Not if Rabbi Adina Allen has anything to say about it. Allen is the co-founder of the Jewish Studio Project and daughter of a pioneering therapist.

Podcast — Moments of Wholeness When our world falls apart, what sustains us? In early April 2020, Rabbi Deborah Waxman, Ph.D. spoke with Rabbi Shira Stutman, senior rabbi at 6th and I Historic Synagogue. about the challenges they faced, the adaptations we and our institutions were beginning to make, and the unexpected insights we’d glimpsed into what is truly essential — insights that continue to resonate months later.

Podcast Disability Justice In our conversation with Rabbi Elliot Kukla, we discuss his essay about the profound and unexpected ways in which trauma, particularly chronic illness, can affect a person’s health and overall spiritual wellbeing.

Podcast Climate Change, COVID-19 and Racism: A Jewish Response Rabbi Fred Scherlinder Dobb explains how many Jewish ideas promote the kind of long-term thinking that is needed right now, to address climate change, racism, and the coronavirus. Though the dangers we face are real, he offers an empowering and hopeful message about how the actions we take now can positively impact humanity and all life for generations to come.

Podcast The Power of Ritual  Is Harry Potter a sacred text? According to our guest, Casper ter Kuile, it can be – it depends on how you approach it. In his new book, The Power of Ritual, he explores the ways that even “secular” ritual can help us build community, find meaning, and connect our past with our future.

Podcast  Whole-Body Judaism Yoshi Silverstein’s passions — which include Jewish outdoor and environmental education, as well as fitness and movement — each strive toward creative embodied Jewish practice. We explore how these approaches can contribute to a resilient Jewish community, and conclude by applying them to the upcoming holiday of Shavuot: how might they help us experience revelation and gratitude in the midst of an uncertain future?

Podcast Israel-Palestine: The Possibility of Healing Conversations In many Jewish communities, Israel-Palestine is the third rail that nobody wants to step on. Yet the Jewish community of Madison, Wis., found a way to have a sustained, facilitated dialogue that brought together participants with vastly different viewpoints. In this episode, professional facilitator and mediator Harry Webne-Behrman explains how they did it, what was why dialogue is so central to a healthy democracy. Acknowledging that the model used in Madison can’t be used during a time of pandemic, Webne-Behrman talks about what communities can do now and in the future to spur the kinds of conversations that transform lives.