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Reconstructing Judaism staff is working remotely to help curtail the spread of COVID-19 and keep our community members and their loved ones safe. We look forward to continuing to connect with you as always. Our physical offices will be closed until further notice.

May those  directly affected experience  refuah shleimah:  a healing of body, mind and spirit.  And may we all do our part to save lives. In Judaism, the obligation of  pikuach  nefesh  (saving a life)  supersedes  all.

 


 

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. 

 


D'var Torah: What Is True In This Moment

Rabbi Jacob Staub teaches us how to live with the constrictions and ambiguities of the mitzrayim, the narrow places, we currently find ourselves in, even within the greater expansiveness that Shabbat brings us.

Yad pointer resting on very old Torah scroll
Yad pointer resting on very old Torah scroll
Seedling sprouting through crack in the stone
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Hashivenu Episode: Spiritual Leadership in Times of Crisis

Rabbi Joshua Lesser created a Facebook group to connect clergy of all faiths struggling to respond to the coronavirus crisis. Over five thousand people joined within the first two weeks. We discuss both the practical challenges and interior dimensions of spiritual leadership in times of crisis.