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Reconstructing Judaism is the central organization of the Reconstructionist movement. We train the next generation of rabbis, support and uplift congregations and  havurot, foster emerging expressions of Jewish life, and encourage people to be their best selves — always helping to shape what it means to be Jewish today and to imagine the Jewish future.

Reconstructionists approach Judaism — and life — with deep consideration of the past and a passion to relate it to the present. We have originated many of the core innovations of today’s Judaism and lead efforts to make our congregations and  havurot even more groundbreaking, inclusive and relevant.

We welcome your voice, questions and participation in something larger: email us here. 

 


Akharey Mot: Blood

While Jewish dietary law forbids the consumption of blood, Ellen Dannin suspects that the Torah's message goes deeper than the rareness of a steak.

Yad pointer resting on very old Torah scroll
Yad pointer resting on very old Torah scroll

Kedoshim: Life, Death, and Holiness

When we hear "Love your neighbor as yourself," who counts as our neighbor? For Rabbi Jonathan Kligler, that's a critical question.

Yad pointer resting on very old Torah scroll
Yad pointer resting on very old Torah scroll