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Reconstructing For Tomorrow

What does continuing to reconstruct Judaism in our communities look like?

    Facilitated by Rabbi Deborah Waxman, Ph.D., President of Reconstructing Judaism

    For Reconstructionist clergy, lay leaders and educators

    Tuesdays, 3:30pm-4:30pm EST— November 7, November 21, December 5, December 19

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    Communities across our movement are studying the principles of how we reconstruct Judaism. Mordecai Kaplan taught that every generation is obliged to reconstruct Judaism. Join us to explore the big ideas that sustain our communities and the ones that require renewed reconstructing. As communities that are evolving, how do we benefit from our past and plan for the future through a Reconstructionist lens? This network will explore case studies that uncover successes and unanswered questions. The experience and interests of participants will help drive our exploration. As a network, we will determine what is urgent to explore from such topics as halachah, God language, accessibility, critique of process, balance between individual autonomy and community, and/or continuity. Together we will reconstruct for tomorrow.

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    Our first session: Our Reconstructionist Roots 

    Our second session: Eco-Judaism

    Our third session: Reconstructionism and Reform Movements

    Our fourth session: God Language

    The Reconstructionist Network

    Serving as central organization of the Reconstructionist movement

    Training the next generation of groundbreaking rabbis

    Modeling respectful conversations on pressing Jewish issues

    Curating original, Jewish rituals, and convening Jewish creatives

    The Reconstructionist Network