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Leadership Message

Curious about what's going on at Reconstructing Judaism? Seth Rosen, chair of our board of governors, discusses how the Reconstructionist movement is actively shaping the future of Judaism. 

Read the article here.

Reconstructionist Voices

How to Have Difficult Conversations

Nearly 100 people attended this year's Chesapeake Day of Learning at Adat Shalom, which focused on how Jewish tradition can inform the way people approach today's difficult political conversations.

Read the article here.

Reconstructionist Israel Trip: A Travelogue

Curious about the Reconstructionist Israel trip? Rabbi Maurice Harris, RRC '03, describes the trip's highlights, including a graffiti tour of Tel Aviv, discussions in Jewish-Arab community centers and meetings with Israeli activists. 

Read the article here.

Be a Facebook Fundraiser for Reconstructing Judaism

Consider marking your birthday, anniversary or other special occasion with a Facebook fundraiser for Reconstructing Judaism! It's easy.

Click here for a step-by-step how-to guide.

Innovation and Impact

2018 Reconstructionist Learning Networks

Explore the crucial questions of Jewish life that just can’t be Googled, including:

Discover more and register here. For more details, contact Shosh Lovett-Graff or call 215.576.0800, ext. 124.

Fair Trade: Partnering for Justice

Fair Trade Shabbat is May 11th-12th! Join Jewish communities around the world as we explore the connections between Jewish values and fair trade principles. In collaboration with Fair Trade Judaica, Reconstructing Judaism hosts a collection of resources and guidelines for learning about Fair Trade principles.

Click here to explore the resources.

From the Podcast Studio
Our podcasts are now on Spotify!

Click here to listen to Hashivenu and #Trending Jewish.

Hashivenu: Jewish Teachings on Resilience

Hashivenu is a podcast about Jewish teachings and practice around resilience. Cultivating resilience, both individually and collectively, is an essential path to personal and communal renewal.

Click here to listen to Episode 12: Embodied Prayer.

#Trending Jewish: A Jewish Podcast about Everything

How does Judaism intersect with contemporary culture and illuminate how people live their lives? Our hosts don’t profess to have answers, just a host of questions, both profound and goofy.

Click here to listen to Episode 11.

Graphic from this year's Graduation Program, by Rabbi Me'irah Iliinsky, '07.

Congratulations to the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College's class of 2018! Graduation will be held at 2:30pm on Sunday, June 10, at Old York Road Temple - Beth Am in Abington, Pa.

To RSVP, email

On the Horizon

Be You, Boldly

Camp Havaya (Pennsylvania) is an incredibly diverse and welcoming community where we encourage kids to discover what being Jewish means to them—no matter who they are or where they come from.

Watch the video, then find out more and register at

Be You, Creatively

Havaya Arts (California) is a high-quality arts and summer-camp experience for kids. We are a joyful, welcoming and progressive Jewish community where campers grow as intentional artists and human beings.

Watch the video, then find out more and register at

Support Innovative Jewish Rituals

Support Ritualwell's Omer fundraising campaign! We have raised $885 toward our goal of $2,500. Your donation helps us provide an essential resource for making the everyday sacred. As one of our users said:

"Ritualwell is an invaluable resource that highlights the ways Judaism can grow, adapt and remain relevant in the modern era."

Donate today to support this essential resource or find Omer inspiration here.

Statements from the Movement

Reconstructing Judaism endorses and co-sponsors numerous petitions, public letters and statements from aligned organizations and also issues its own public statements on occasion. Here are the statements we have issued and public letters we have signed onto in the last month, either alone or jointly with the Reconstructionist Rabbinical Association:

Statement on Nashville and Toronto
An Open Letter Concerning the Safety and Future of African Asylum Seekers
National Jewish Group Letter supporting the Americans with Disabilities Act

Click here for our previous statements.

Upcoming Events

RRC Graduation
2:30pm, June 10
Old York Road Temple - Beth Am, Abington, Pa.

Congratulations to the newest cohort of Reconstructionist rabbis! Join us in honoring their achievements. To RSVP, email

Reconstructionist Convention
Nov. 15-18

This year's convention, titled "Rooted and Relevant: Reconstructing Judaism in 2018," will feature learning, singing, dancing, eating and praying. Click here to register or add the event to your calendar. We look forward to seeing you there.

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