Reconstructing Judaism is much more than the name of our organization. It’s an ongoing process lived out every day in communities around the world. Join us as we spotlight ways that our affiliated communities and individuals are reconstructing elements of Judaism, infusing them with new relevancy, purpose and meaning.
Bekhol Derakheha Da'ehu: Jewish Spiritual Direction Training
We invite you to take our new course in Jewish Spiritual Direction Training. This program, which requires some travel to the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College in Wyncote, Pa., is a wonderful opportunity for professional growth and personal transformation. Through reflection, practice and response, spiritual directors support people to cultivate their inner lives and deepen their connection with others, with creation and with the Source of Life.
Your innovative idea to strengthen your community could win a $3,000, $5,000, or $8,000 grant! Apply to be on Reconstructing Shark Tank at our Convention on Nov. 15-18 in Philadelphia.
Reconstructing Shark Tank is a playful, inspiring and informative variation of the ABC television program Shark Tank.
New Mah Tovu Melody
Rabbi Annie Lewis, Director of Rabbinic Formation at Reconstructing Judaism, and Rabbi Yosef Goldman wrote a new melody for the morning prayer Mah Tovu to inspire greater compassion for all of humanity.
Reconstructing Judaism endorses and co-sponsors numerous petitions, public letters and statements from aligned organizations and also issues its own public statements. 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:
Institute for Prospective Rabbinical Students
Oct. 31 - Nov. 3
Reconstructionist Rabbinical College
If you've ever considered becoming a rabbi, this is the moment. Now, more than ever, the world needs extraordinary Jewish leaders. Join us for the Institute to experience the RRC community firsthand by attending classes, davenning (praying) with us, and meeting our students and faculty. The Institute is free; travel subsidies and home hospitality are available upon request. Participation is by application and invitation only. To learn more, please contact Rabbi David Dunn Bauer at 215.576.0800, ext. 123, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rooted and Relevant: Reconstructing Judaism in 2018
Nov. 15-18, Philadelphia
Convention is filling up fast! We have over 400 people registered. Click here to register. We look forward to seeing you there. For more information, contact Jackie Land.
Episode 16: Rabbi Nancy Fuchs Kreimer, RRC '82, and Professor Sa'ed Atshan, a Palestinian Quaker Christian, discuss their experiences in multifaith work with Rabbi Deborah Waxman, RRC '99, president of Reconstrucitng Judaism.
Episode 17: Rabbi Mira Wasserman delves into the ethical questions raised by the #MeToo movement, including the ongoing challenges of speaking up against wrongdoing and shifting a culture towards believing victims who share stories of abuse.