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Sheet music for a new setting of the traditional Friday night Lecha Dodi prayer.

Music, Shabbat, Ritual and Liturgy

The upbeat, jazzy Israeli song Shabbat Ba'boker  is a Shabbat song with no reference to ritual or practice. But in a way that only an Israeli song can express, it communicates a deep sense of how joyous the Sabbath can be.

This lesson, for use with Siddur Kol Ha'Noar, helps acquaint children and adults with the idea and practice of Shabbat.

A case study of congregational values-based decision making around Shabbat practice

When your profession demands that you work on Shabbat, how do you maintain the weekly Jewish holiday? Where do you find respite from work? We will explore: how we set boundaries for our Shabbat work; the language we use to describe our Shabbat work; and the internal spaciousness we cultivate on Shabbat while we are showing up for others.

Shabbat, Spiritual Practice

Using examples from Reconstructionist composers, we will explore how the music of Shabbat is related to the spirit and energy of each time of day.

Shabbat, Ritual and Liturgy

Rabbi Jeremy Schwartz explores the role of text study in Reconstructionist congregations' decision-making process, with several case studies. This article is excerpted from the Guide to Jewish Practice

Congregation B'nai Israel in Willimantic, Connecticut underwent a long communal Reconstructionist process to decide on congregational rules for Shabbat practice. This is the result.
A new arrangement of traditional liturgy welcoming the Sabbath.
Music, Shabbat

Our first session of Reconstructing for Tomorrow, led by Rabbi Deborah Waxman, began the difficult and exciting task of grappling with the history of the Reconstructionist movement and the questions of Jewish peoplehood in the future.

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