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Items from the Reconstructing Judaism Today Newsletter

Reconstructing Judaism Today

Items from the Reconstructing Judaism Today Newsletter

Reconstructionist News - Ethics and Values
August 6, 2018

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.

Reconstructing Judaism Today
August 6, 2018
Reconstructionist News - Pursuing Justice
July 2, 2018

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. 

Reconstructionist News - Movement Activities
July 2, 2018

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.

Reconstructionist News - Disabilities and Inclusion
June 28, 2018

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.

Reconstructionist News - Movement Activities
June 1, 2018

The Aviv Revolving Loan Fund is one way that Reconstructing Judaism is marshaling its resources to strengthen affiliated communities and foster innovation.

Reconstructionist News - Israel
April 23, 2018

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.

Reconstructionist News - Movement Activities
April 9, 2018

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.

Reconstructionist News - Movement Activities
March 6, 2018

Though we count time Jewishly, by any consideration the secular year 2018 is an exciting year for the Reconstructionist movement.

Reconstructionist News - Ritual and Liturgy
March 6, 2018

The story of Temple Emmanuel's ongoing exploration of Reconstructionist liturgy, and the rich conversations the process has opened up.

Reconstructionist News
February 28, 2018

Serving Jewish prisoners in state prison, rabbinic students find new perspectives on freedom and responsibility.

Reconstructionist News
February 21, 2018

Reconstructing Judaism welcomes Temple Emek Shalom in Ashland, Oregon.

Reconstructing Judaism Today
February 5, 2018

What does it mean to build the Jewish communities in which we live? Seth Rosen reflects on the opportunity and obligation posed by this charge.

Reconstructing Judaism Today - Pursuing Justice
January 24, 2018

Eighty-six Jewish activists, including six Reconstructionist rabbis, were arrested in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 17 in a bold act of civil disobedience in solidarity with more than 800,000 Dreamers.

Reconstructionist News - Movement Activities
January 9, 2018

Reflections on the state of Reconstructionist Judaism as 2018 begins.

Reconstructionist News
January 8, 2018

Rabbi Howard Cohen, who serves both as a rabbi and a volunteer firefighter, describes how his overlapping spheres provide richness and balance. 

Reconstructionist News - Pursuing Justice
January 7, 2018

Reflections on the recent Jewish Social Justice roundtable meeting on racial justice and equity.

Reconstructionist News
December 5, 2017

Board chair Seth Rosen lays out his plans for the development of the Reconstructionist movement.

Reconstructionist News - Movement Activities
December 5, 2017

At Camp Havaya Arts, opening this summer in Redlands, California, campers will be nurtured as they explore for themselves what it means to live a Jewish life through the prism of the arts.

EdgeBlog
November 15, 2017

How do startup leaders break through the barrage of urgent tasks to reflect and plan? We speak with Avi Deutsch, co-founder and CEO of LAVAN, to learn his secrets.

Reconstructionist News
October 17, 2017

In a new documentary, "The Chosen People? A Film about Jewish Identity," filmmaker Josh Gippin explores the concept of "chosenness" as it has evolved from biblical to contemporary times. The film prominently features Reconstructionist Judaism and its rejection of the idea of Jews as God's chosen people— but also includes perspectives that embrace it. 

Reconstructionist News
September 15, 2017

Reconstructing Judaism, along with six Reconstructionist congregations, is partnering with the Harold Grinspoon Foundation in a pilot project to enhance the teaching of values in religious schools. 

Reconstructionist News
September 12, 2017

Several years ago, the Abigail Pogrebin immersed herself in the Jewish calendar, minor and major holidays alike. Her book, “My Jewish Year: 18 Holidays, One Wondering Jew,” chronicles the result. Read an interview with Pogrebin and find out how to join her learning network and "find sparkle in the Jewish calendar."

Reconstructionist Voices
May 3, 2017

Jennifer Janes may live in the same city she had as a teen, but she’s traveled a long road to find her spiritual home in Reconstructionist Judaism and Congregation Beth Am in San Antonio, Texas.

Reconstructionist Voices
March 16, 2017

Paul Piwnicki, a Polish-born, German-raised scientist and Jew-by-choice, credits Reconstructionist thought with helping him develop a personal theology and practice. Piwnicki’s story highlights the influence of Reconstructionist ideas and thinkers, even in countries lacking Reconstructionist congregations.

Reconstructionist News
March 10, 2017

In the wake of the Syrian refugee crisis, Congregation Dorshei Emet in Montreal campaigned to sponsor four refugee families. We were happy to hear that the first of the four families arrived in Canada last month.

Reconstructionist Voices
January 19, 2017

After nearly a month of birthday celebrations, Isadore Seeman was glad to get a small break before the rush of the High Holy Day activities. Then again, how often do you have the chance to celebrate a 100th birthday?

Reconstructionist News - Early Childhood
January 1, 2000

How can you delight two- and three-year-olds with chanting of Torah in ancient melodies called trope?

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