Seth Rosen poses with Donald Shapiro and Rabbi Deborah Waxman.

Reconstructionist Rabbinical College Honors Donald Shapiro of Lenox

On May 22, Donald L. Shapiro, a philanthropist and Reconstructionist movement leader, was honored at the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College’s 50th graduation ceremony. Shapiro is the founder of Vector Reality Associates, the real estate development firm, and is a longtime member of Reconstructing Judaism’s board of directors and past president of the college.

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glasses in front of a computer screen with code

‘What It Means to Be Human in an Algorithmized World’

Legal scholar, philosopher and policy analyst Nathalie Smuha spends a lot of time thinking, writing and advising about artificial intelligence. Namely, Smuha believes that society’s increasing reliance on algorithms presents pressing legal and moral questions — and governments, corporations and citizens are not paying enough attention.

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Rabbi Sandra Lawson playing guitar and singing at Juneteenth Shabbat wearing a rainbow colored tallit.

Rabbi Sandra Lawson Named to Prestigious Fellowship Focusing on Leadership Development

Rabbi Sandra Lawson, Reconstructing Judaism’s inaugural director of racial diversity, equity and inclusion, has been selected to the Schusterman Fellowship. That’s a prestigious, 18-month program run by Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Philanthropies.  According to its website, the Schusterman Fellowship “is a holistic leadership development program for exceptional Jewish leaders

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After Roe

The Reconstructionist Rabbinical Association (RRA) and Reconstructing Judaism denounce the Supreme Court’s decision to suppress both bodily autonomy and religious freedom. The RRA and Reconstructing Judaism have long supported access to abortion care as a human right.

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Black Joy and Reconstructionist Community

There is a wonderful viral trend on TikTok of Black men frolicking in the fields. This trend, which can come across as light-hearted, demonstrates something deeply precious: Black Joy. This example of Black Joy highlights Black men being joyful, playful, having fun, and feeling free to be themselves. Why is

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