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Leadership Message

Rabbi Deborah Waxman, president of Reconstructing Judaism, discusses the many exciting projects underway at Reconstructing Judaism as we support Jewish living, learning and leadership for a changing world.

Watch the video here.

Convention Update

Rooted and Relevant: Reconstructing Judaism in 2018
Nov. 15-18, Philadelphia

This year's convention will feature learning, singing, dancing, eating and praying. Click here to register. We look forward to seeing you there.

Your innovative idea to strengthen your community could win a grant! Apply to be on Reconstructing Shark Tank at our November Convention.

Reconstructionist Voices

Helping Reconstructionist Communities Spring into Growth

The Aviv Revolving Loan Fund, established in 2013 through the generosity of anonymous donors, empowers communities to pursue fresh initiatives. 

Read the article here.

Join the Tikkun Olam Commission

The Reconstructing Judaism Tikkun Olam Commission is currently seeking new members who are passionate about social justice and reflect the diversity of the movement.

Click here for more information.

Mazel tov, RRC class of 2018!

Our senior rabbinical students graduated on June 10. We wish them all the best of luck in their future service to the Jewish community. Visit our Facebook page for the full video and photos of the ceremony. 

Pictured above, from left to right: Rabbi Sandra Lawson, Rabbi Emily Cohen, Rabbi Jacob Adler, Rabbi Ariana Katz, Rabbi Nathan Kamesar, Rabbi Jessica Rosenberg, Rabbi David Eber, and Rabbi Elyssa Cherney.

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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

Innovation and Impact

2018-19 Reconstructionist Learning Networks

Over 200 people participated in Reconstructionist Learning Networks this year. Let us know the networks you'd like to see next year by emailing Shosh Lovett-Graff. We're already planning networks around everyday mindfulness practices and engaging in civil discourse about challenging topics.

Stay connected by following Reconstructionist Learning Networks on Facebook or check our website for network resources.

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.

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 15: Singing Together.

#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 13.

How Are You Feeling?

Rabbi Avram Mlotek, co-founder of Base Hillel, discusses the importance of creating intentional, honest and supportive spaces to discuss depression, anxiety and well-being.

Read the article here.

Humanitarian Crisis on the Border

Rabbi Shmuly Yanklowitz describes his experiences visiting a detention center on the US/Mexico border and explains ways to support human rights for immigrants.

Read the article 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:

Jewish Letter on Family Separation
Letter opposing nomination of Ronald Mortensen
Joint Letter Urging Secretary of State to Fill Anti-Semitism Special Envoy Position
Amicus Brief in California vs. Azar

Click here for our previous statements.

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