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    Reconstructionist Leadership Brief

    Newsletter for Reconstructionist Leaders. All issues of this newsletter include statements from the movement, updates for synagogue boards, new resources, news briefs, and more. Extra content is noted in each newsletter description.

    Reconstructionist Journeys

    Reconstructing Judaism Affiliated Communities at Work

    Note: This newsletter was merged with Recon Today after the April 2017 issue.

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    Jewish Ethics, #MeToo, and Crowd-Sourced Responsa

    In 5778, the hashtags #TimesUp #MeToo #GamAni sparked a broad communal conversation about abuses of power on the part of individuals and institutions, within and beyond the Jewish community. The year brought revelations of misconduct among celebrities and government officials, and in Jewish schools, organizations, and synagogues. Now, powerful people who abuse their power are being held accountable, and this is a development that is welcome and long overdue. That doesn’t mean it is easy.

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    The Founding of the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College

    A history of the beginnings of the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College

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    Atlanta Congregation to Share Its Passion for Music at Convention

    The musical services at Congregation Bet Haverim are a phenomenon. This November, a contingent of more than 30 members of Bet Haverim’s chorus and band will be featured at the Reconstructing Judaism 2018 Convention in Philadelphia.

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    Gathering Together

    As we continue to develop new ways to build community across time and distance, we must also continue to find ways to “be there” for one another.

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    The Poor People’s Campaign, a National Call for Moral Revival

    The RRA recently became a partner of the Poor People’s Campaign (PPC). In the last two weeks the PPC has coordinated rallies and acts of civil disobedience in over 30 state capitals, including the participation of over 15 RRA members. 

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    Drawing Comfort from Community

    Belonging connects us to something larger than our own individual experience. I belong to the Jewish people because claiming this connection enters me into a millennia-old conversation and joins me into community both vertical—all those who came before me and all those who follow—and horizontal—the Jews of today, in all our diversity.

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    Reconstructionist Communities Make Disability Inclusion a Top Priority

    With a welcoming ethos and a drive to break down barriers, Reconstructionist congregations and havurot have been part of a revolution that’s taken place in the public awareness of the importance of disability inclusion and related services.

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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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