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Leadership Message

Curious about what's going on at Reconstructing Judaism? Seth Rosen, chair of our board of governors, discusses the future of the Reconstructionist movement.

Reconstructionist Voices

Building our Community of Communities

A brief video about the role Reconstructing Judaism plays in supporting and connecting Reconstructionist communities, and amplifying our collective Reconstructionist voice.

Havaya: Camp to Campus

Camp Havaya alumnae Lillie Heyman discusses how her experiences at camp shaped her relationship to Judaism, supported her identity and prepared her for college.

Read the article here.

Shaping the Jewish Future
Our Auerbach Entrepreneurial Grant Program supports Reconstructionist Rabbinical College students and alumni in creating bold experiments that seek to reconstruct Judaism.

This year's grant recipients include:

Bec Richman

Rabbinical student Bec Richman, RRC '19, is developing a beit midrash (house of learning) for under-engaged Jewish community members that provides Torah learning and deepens relationships with Judaism.

Rabbi Diane Tracht

Rabbi Diane Tracht is working to create support groups and provide education to Jews in Louisville, Ky. in order to ensure that no one in the Jewish community suffers alone.

Learning Opportunities

“My Name is Dev, and My Pronouns Are ‘They’ and ‘Them’”

In Evolve, Rabbi Dev Noily details some of their experiences of being a genderqueer, nonbinary, trans rabbi and explains why it is so meaningful to them when people use their proper pronouns. Join them and other Evolve authors for a webinar on Judaism, gender and identity on April 3 and May 7, 2019. Register here.

Dive Deeper:

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.

Discover more and register here. For more details, contact Shosh Lovett-Graff or call 215.576.0800, ext. 124.
Reconstructing Jewish Education
We are thrilled this month to debut a regular column from the Reconstructionist Educators of North America, or “RENA.” In this inaugural column, RENA chair George Kelley gives a helpful overview of the association.
From the Podcast Studio

Hashivenu: Jewish Teachings on Resilience

Episode 21: Tikkun Middot

#Trending Jewish: A Jewish Podcast about Everything

Episode 24: The New American Judaism

Malachim Angel Cards can be used on Shabbat, holidays, and special occasions as sources of blessing, conversation, and contemplation. 

Havaya Summer Programs

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. 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

Upcoming Events

Trans Jews are Here: A Convening
March 29 - 31, New York

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.

Chesapeake Annual Day of Learning
March 31, 2:45 p.m. - 7:30 p.m., Oseh Shalom, Laurel, Md.

Join us for Jewish learning, a reception, Celebration of Honorees and dinner at the Chesapeake Annual Day of Learning at Oseh Shalom in Laurel, Md.

Public Positions on Current Matters

Statement on New Zealand Mosque Attacks
Amicus Brief Affirming Boston Policy Against Endorsing Religious Symbols
Invitation to Support Israelis Opposing Kahanists in Knesset
Kahanists are a Danger to Israelis and Israeli Democracy
Letter Opposing Restrictions on Food Aid
Letter Opposing Religious Discrimination in Foster Care
Letter Opposing Repeal of Johnson Amendment
Letter Opposing Mortenson Nomination

Click here for our previous statements.

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