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Reconstructing Judaism cultivates and supports Jewish living, learning and leadership for a changing world.



A more just and compassionate world where creative Jewish living and learning guide us toward lives of holiness, meaning and purpose.



We strive to realize these core values in every initiative and interaction:

Talmud Torah: Sacred Study

We delve into the wellsprings of our tradition, taking hold of Torah and challenging it to speak to our lives today.

Kedushah: Holiness

We open ourselves to manifestations of the divine as transmitted in our tradition and experienced in our lives.

Kehillah: Diverse and Inclusive Community

We build diverse, participatory, joy-filled communities that embrace Jews, seekers and our loved ones. As we encounter difference, we strive to respect each other’s voices, listening deeply and engaging with hesed (open and generous hearts).

Ahavat Yisrael: Hope and Healing

We act to bring about the vision that the Jewish people, in Israel and throughout the world, will flourish along with our neighbors in peace and security. We seek healing for the rending of our communities and our hearts.

Tzedek: Justice and Sustainability

We fight for justice, sustenance and dignity for all peoples. We work toward sustainability for our world.

Hiddush: Evolving Judaism

Inspired by Torah, the wider world and the Jewish people in all our diversity, we co-create new ways of expressing Jewishness.