On Sept. 11, 2001, Reconstructionist movement leader Jonathan Markowitz descended 85 flights in One World Trade Center. Read his intensely personal story of survival, as well as how the experience has shaped his understanding of God, Judaism and humanity.
The Reconstructionist Rabbinical College's Auerbach Entrepreneurial Grant Program offers students and recent graduates the funding, supervision and mentorship to practice social entrepreneurship and turn ideas into reality.
When we clear out our physical space we make room for connection: with ourselves, with the Divine and with others. Join us for a monthly webinar series to support you in the process of liberating yourself from clutter. For more information or to register, click here.
What can we do to make sure we are in alignment with ethical and conscious eating today? Join us for a monthly webinar series to deepen your understanding of the significance of our food choices throughout Jewish history. For more information or to register, click here.
Webinar - Women, Judaism, and Israel
12:30 p.m. Eastern
The issue of gender segregation in Israel, along with other women’s status issues, such as “modesty standards,” marriage and divorce laws, and equal opportunities generally, is tightly interwoven with the question of Jewish religious law, the role it should or shouldn’t play in Israeli society, and how it is regarded and interpreted by the adherents of the various streams of Judaism.
The conversation will be moderated by Rabbi Deborah Waxman, Ph.D., President of Reconstructing Judaism. This webinar is co-hosted by Reconstructing Judaism and Partners for a Progressive Israel. Register here.
Webinar - A Year with Mordecai Kaplan: Wisdom on the Weekly Torah Portion
4 p.m. Eastern
Webinar - Voice, Water, Place: New/Old Ways of Understanding God
8 p.m. Eastern
How can exploring the theory and wealth of metaphors for the divine in Jewish tradition help us to address God in prayer authentically and with a full heart? Join Rabbi Toba Spitzer and Rabbi Jacob Staub, Ph.D., for a discussion of Rabbi Spitzer's “Voice, Water, Place: New/Old Ways of Understanding God” on September 10 at 8 p.m. Eastern. Register here.
Explore how educators can adopt a coaching approach—where skills, teamwork, and positive motivation take center stage—to integrating social, emotional, and spiritual learning (SESL), positive character growth, and Jewish learning at this conference produced by Reconstructing Judaism, Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, Jewish Theological Seminary and Social Emotional Learning Alliance for the United States.
Institute for Prospective Rabbinical Students at the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College
If anyone in your community has considered becoming a rabbi, encourage them to attend our Institute for Prospective Rabbinical Students, where they can experience the RRC community firsthand by attending classes, davenning 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.
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!