Rabbi Deborah Waxman, Ph.D., shares the many ways in which Reconstructing Judaism is connecting people to Jewish meaning and community in these extraordinary times. Every video is a snapshot in time. We completed this one in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic and before George Floyd’s killed sparked massive protests in support of racial justice. For our commitments on racial justice, please see below. In the meantime, we hope you enjoy this video from our Annual Report and feel moved to support our vital work and help us fulfill our commitments to you, our communities and toward repairing our broken world.
Reconstructing Judaism is fully committed to building an anti-racist Jewish community. We state firmly and unequivocally that Black Lives Matter, and that working tirelessly to demonstrate that Black Lives Matter is a Jewish value.
With great pride and joy, we introduce the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College graduating class of 2020/5780. It has been a privilege to serve as their teachers and to accompany them on their journeys to the rabbinate. We held a private, socially distanced ritual for them in June and look forward to celebrating them publicly next year.
During the pandemic, our rabbinical students' training has proven to be essential to mining Jewish sources for meaning, providing pastoral counseling and adapting Jewish rituals for online use. To read about our students' coronavirus fieldwork experiences, click here.
Visit Recon Connect for live and real-time opportunities to study, pray and celebrate with others. It's the online hub for live experiences from across the Reconstructionist movement. It's updated often - bookmark it!
The wisdom of Jewish tradition can guide us through the emotional and economic costs of staying home during the pandemic. Visit the Center for Jewish Ethics to learn from the Jewish ethical tradition and gain insights from today’s leading ethical thinkers.
We are thrilled to share with you Rabbi Jessica Rosenberg's Introduction to Trauma, Healing & Resilience. In this groundbreaking and accessible work, Rabbi Rosenberg provides concrete tools for professionals who serve individuals and communities living with trauma.
We invite you to explore the videos and texts from May's virtual tikkun leyl Shavuot, or Shavuot All Night Learning, a joint project from Reconstructing Judaism and the Reconstructionist Rabbinical Association.
Essay: Rabbi Benjamin Barnett reflects on a dilemma of white-identified American Jews: acknowledging the systemic injustice that has oppressed people of color for all of American history and that white-identified Jews have benefited directly from that injustice.
You‘re stuck at home and so are we...so let‘s hang out! Wherever you are in the world, we‘re happy to provide virtual opportunities to gather together, have some fun, and bring the magic of camp into your home. Visit Havaya at Home for upcoming events for you and your kids.