Exploring Contemporary Questions in a Jewish Framework
The Reconstructionist Rabbinical College's Center for Jewish Ethics will host a conference in celebration of Rabbi David A. Teutsch, Ph.D., exploring the the key ethical questions facing Jews and Jewish communities today.
Congregation Dorshei Emet of Montreal sponsored three Syrian refugee families to resettle in Canada. A new short film shows the families' disrupted lives, the challenges of living with trauma and Dorshei Emet's commitment to tikkun olam.
Watch this space in the coming months for more Auerbach grantees! This year's grant recipients include:
Currently a rabbincal student at the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College, Sarah is investigating ways to create spaces to have conversations about personal experiences with divinity.
Rabbi Ariana Katz
Rabbi Ariana Katz, RRC '18, is developing a value-based financial model for Hinenu: the Baltimore Justice Shtiebel by exploring voluntary dues structures through structured focus groups and a leadership cohort.
A Pittsburgh Perspective
In an essay for Evolve, Rabbi David Teutsch, Ph.D. offers reflections on the shooting at Tree of Life Synagogue this past fall. Evolveis an initiative of Reconstructing Judaism which seeks to answer the urgent issues of our day. Explore the original essays, videos and curriculum, and add your voice to the conversations.
Register now for new Reconstructionist Learning Networks
Explore the crucial questions of Jewish life that just can’t be Googled. New networks include:
Network Immersions offer an in-depth exploration of a topic, including coursework (reading and/or writing), for a fee. A 10% discount goes to members and staff of our affiliates and Learning Network subscribers.
Episode 21: Rabbi Marc Margolius explores the spiritual practice of Tikkun Middot, a mindfulness-based approach to cultivating spiritual character traits which help us learn from our inevitable shortcomings in a sustainable and compassionate way.
Episode 21: Rabbi Jacob Staub, Ph.D., explains Reconstructing Judaism’s Evolve initative, which uses a digital platform to model civil conversations on the toughest issues confronting the Jewish community.
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. As Reconstructionist communities open to all, 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 HavayaSummerPrograms.org.
A rare opportunity to join cutting-edge scholars and leaders in conversation about how Jewish ethics can address today's urgent questions. Come for the whole conference or just for the public symposium and dessert reception.
Trans and non-binary Jewish individuals are welcome to come celebrate and explore the intersection of transgender identity and Jewish life. Hosted by Congregation Beit Simchat Torah with Keshet, the convening includes Shabbat experiences, workshops, panels, discussions, presentations, and performances.