The October 2018 shooting at Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh struck at several communities, including Congregation Dor Hadash, Pittsburgh’s Reconstructionist Community. For a look back and for recent coverage and reaction, please click here.
Rabbi Deborah Waxman, Ph.D. speaks about divine justice, good and evil, and God's presence, plans and love in the face of what seems to be unearned suffering. Rabbi Waxman gave this talk at the Chautauqua Institution in New York as part of its "Interfaith Friday" series.
If you’re 18+ and identify as Jewish, we hope we can count on you to vote for progressive Jewish values in Israel!
The World Zionist Congress Elections are coming soon, and your vote is critical to maintaining a strong progressive Jewish presence in Israel and the United States. Reconstructing Judaism is proud to be running in partnership with the Reform movement as part of the ARZA slate in the 2020 election, as we did 5 years ago.
Voting takes place online and will take less than 90 seconds to participate. Vote ARZA!
Just click here to sign up for a reminder email and instructions once the voting period begins on Jan. 21, 2020. Please invite your friends, family and community to sign up as well!
Webinar - Kaplanian Surprises: The Educational Roots of our Contemporary Challenges
1 - 2 p.m. EST
Rabbi Jeffrey Schein, Ph.D. will lead a webinar for congregational lay-leaders interested in learning more about Mordecai Kaplan’s ideas about Jewish education. We will explore how some new issues in our 21st century Jewish educational life can be enriched by core insights drawn from Kaplan’s chapter on Jewish education in Judaism as a Civilization (1934). Join this webinar, co-sponsored by Reconstructing Judaism and the Kaplan Center, and add your voice to the medley of 21st century Jewish voices seeking to make these astounding insights real in our own educational programs. Click here to register.
Save the Date - New York Day of Learning
Jan. 26, 2020
Society for the Advancement of Judaism
New York City
Save the Date - Chesapeake Annual Day of Learning and Celebration
April 19, 2020
Save the Date - Convention 2022
March 23–27, 2022
Please mark your calendars for the next Reconstructing Judaism convention, which will be held in partnership with the Reconstructionist Rabbinical Association and Havaya Summer Programs.
Convention will take place March 23-27, 2022, at the Hilton McLean Tysons Corner, in McLean, Va., just outside of 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!