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Leadership Message
Curious about what's going on at Reconstructing Judaism? Rabbi Deborah Waxman, president of Reconstructing Judaism, discusses the importance of showing up in solidarity during times of crisis.

Mazel tov, Reconstructionist Rabbinical College class of 2019!

The Reconstructionist Rabbinic College graduation was held on June 2, 2019. We congratulate our graduates and honorees! Click here to view the photos and Facebook Live video.

Pictured above, from left to right: Rabbi Ari Juran Witkin, Rabbi Miriam Levia Grossman, Rabbi Micah Geurin Weiss, Rabbi Rebecca Ilana Richman and Rabbi Mackenzie Zev Reynolds.

Reconstructionist Voices

Milestone: The First-Ever Reconstructionist Beit Din in Europe

Rabbi Maurice Harris of Reconstructing Judaism shares his moving story of welcoming new Jews through conversion in the Netherlands.

Divinely Inspired: Through Meditation, Rabbi Teaches Human Vulnerability as a Source of Strength

Rabbi Sheila Peltz Weinberg, RRC '86, received the Keter Shem Tov award in recognition of an entire career spent in Jewish communal service.

Click here to read the article or listen to Rabbi Weinberg and Rabbi Deborah Waxman, Ph.D., discuss spiritual experience and spiritually-rooted justice on an episode of Hashivenu.

#MeToo, Gender Socialization and the Movement We Are Constructing

For Evolve, Rabbi Tamara Cohen and Essie Shachar-Hill discuss the #MeToo movement's focus on white cisgender women, ignoring victims who are of color, trans, non-binary and cisgender men. Read the essay or watch the webinar, where they were joined by Rabbi Mira Beth Wasserman, Ph.D.

2019 Annual Report Video

Thank you for helping Reconstructing Judaism cultivate and support Jewish living, learning and leadership for a changing world. Please watch our Annual Report video, which includes wonderful images from Convention, Havaya Summer Programs and the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College. Click here to view the video.

Reconstructing Jewish Education
Teaching Resilience

We are pleased to present a column from the Reconstructionist Educators of North America (RENA). Sue Penn, director of congregational learning at University Synagogue in Irvine, Calif., discusses a mental health/wellness curriculum that she co-wrote to help build students' resilience to stress and anxiety. Click here to read the column.

Reconstructionist Press

25% off Kaplan Titles

In honor of the birth month of Rabbi Mordecai M. Kaplan, z”l, all Kaplan books will be on sale through the Reconstructionist Press for the entire month of June! Visit to save 25% off the cover price of any of his works.

Listening to Our Souls: Summer Spiritual Bootcamp

Join us for our online Summer Spiritual Bootcamp! Rabbi Haviva Ner-David will guide you on a six-week journey to uncover your inner spiritual voice. Click here for more information.

Upcoming Events

Save the Date! Convention 2022

Please mark your calendars for the next Reconstructionist Movement Convention, which will be produced jointly by Reconstructing Judaism and the Reconstructionist Rabbinical Association in 2022.

Convention will take place March 23-27, 2022, in the Chesapeake area, close to Washington D.C. Join us to learn, pray, sing, dance, eat and network with other Reconstructionists from all over the world. More information to follow!

From the Podcast Studio

Hashivenu: Jewish Teachings on Resilience

Season 2, Episode 3: Changing the World from the Inside Out

#Trending Jewish: A Jewish Podcast about Everything

Episode 25: Life Without Screens

Public Positions on Current Matters

Letter Opposing Rollback of Predatory Lending Protections
Statement Supporting Equality Act

Click here for our previous statements.

Havaya Summer Programs

In our Havaya Summer Programs, there’s never a reason for campers to be anyone other than their true selves. No matter who they are, our kids are both celebrated and challenged in ways that help them grow into amazing human beings. We encourage each camper to explore our traditions and today’s world to discover what being Jewish means to them. See what the buzz is all about at

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