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The Aviv Revolving Loan Fund Helps Synagogues and Havurot Spring Into Growth

The Aviv Revolving Loan Fund is one way that Reconstructing Judaism is marshaling its resources to strengthen affiliated communities and foster innovation.

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Reconstructing Judaism: Evolution in Action

Judaism as an “evolving civilization” has been a Reconstructionist catchphrase for decades. But as board chair Seth Rosen writes, a deeper understanding of evolutionary biology gives fresh insight on the path ahead.

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Israel Mission Trip, March 2018: A Travelogue

When we began our Israel journey together in Tel Aviv on March 7th, we were 25 people representing 11 Reconstructionist communities who travelled there on the promise to go places and meet people that even veteran Israel travelers hadn’t visited or met. And on that promise, the Reconstructing Judaism Israel Mission Trip delivered.

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How Judaism Elevates Modern Discourse: The Topic at the Table for Chesapeake Day of Learning

The 2018 Chesapeake Day of Learning addressed difficult conversations in progressive Jewish communities.

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Why Belong?

Why belong to the Jewish people? Why belong to a synagogue? Why belong to the Reconstructionist movement? These are some of the most important questions that I am asked and that I, along with all of us at Reconstructing Judaism, strive to answer powerfully and convincingly.

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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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About Our New Name

We’re changing our name to Reconstructing Judaism. Rabbi Deborah Waxman, president of Reconstructing Judaism, explains why.

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Movement Update from Rabbi Deborah Waxman

Reflections on the state of Reconstructionist Judaism as 2018 begins.

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Leadership Message - December 2017

Board chair Seth Rosen lays out his plans for the development of the Reconstructionist movement.

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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.

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Explore the New Online Home of Reconstructionist Judaism

An overview of the new Jewishrecon.org website.

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An Unforgettable Shabbaton With Long-Lasting Impact

Report on Pacific Northwest Shabbaton in May 2017

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A New Name for Camp JRF

A new name is announced for Camp JRF.

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Remembering How To Listen: A Reconstructionist Trip to Israel

Jennifer Ferentz recently returned from the first-ever Reconstructionist Birthright trip to Israel. She reflects on her experiences. 

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Just For A Time Like This

On January 29, 2017, Reconstructionist rabbis and thinkers gathered for a day of learning and study on “Moving Forward in Changing Times.” The gathering offered a range of Jewish approaches to finding spiritual strength as an activist, how to have difficult conversations with those with opposing viewpoints and how to stay sane and grounded in what feels like an avalanche of political change. 

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