RENA, The Reconstructionist Educators of North America, is a professional group for people leading schools in Reconstructionist congregations and other educators committed to the values and vision of Reconstructionist education.
RENA in Hebrew means both “spirited song” and also “shout.” As Reconstructionist Educators of North America, we have come together to share the joy we find in Jewish educational leadership. But we’re also here to speak up to help our voices be heard for Jewish education.
Who is Eligible for RENA Membership?
Individuals who are currently serving Reconstructionist congregations as Directors of Education or Assistant Directors, or those who are recognized as fulfilling these functions by their congregation, whether or not they are compensated
Directors of Jewish Early Childhood programs in Reconstructionist congregations
Paid Youth Directors in Reconstructionist congregations
Paid Family Educators in Reconstructionist congregations
Graduates of the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College who function as Education Directors
Former RENA members who are working as Jewish educators in non-Reconstructionist settings