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Baruch Dayan HaEmet: Emet Faye Tauber

It is with sorrow that we inform you that former Reconstructionist Rabbinical College student Emet Faye Tauber, z”l, passed away on March 25. 

Emet shaped the RRC community and the wider world through his advocacy on issues such as disability rights, LGBTQIA+ rights and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Emet’s spirit will continue to bless the RRC community through a scholarship established in his name.

We encourage you to read more about Emet and join us as we express our condolences to Emet’s family and many friends. May Emet be remembered for a blessing.

Reconstructionist Voices

Radical Inclusion

For Evolve: Groundbreaking Jewish Conversations, Aurora Levins Morales explains why declarations that everyone is welcome in a community are insufficient for Jews who do not identify as white. Jewishness is not the sole or primary identity for those who are oppressed and endangered because of the color of their skin. Click here to read the essay.

Strangers, Neighbors, Friends

Rabbi Nancy Fuchs Kreimer, Ph.D., a longtime faculty member of the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College who founded the institution’s multifaith studies department, has just co-authored a new book called Strangers, Neighbors, Friends: Muslim-Christian-Jewish Reflections on Compassion and Peace.

From the Podcast Studio

Hashivenu: Jewish Teachings on Resilience

Season 2, Episode 1: Trauma, Healing and Resilience

#Trending Jewish: A Jewish Podcast about Everything

Episode 24: The New American Judaism

Reconstructionist Press
A Night of Questions

This beautifully illustrated Reconstructionist haggadah is a rich resource for the Passover holiday and for your seder. In one gorgeous volume, you will find traditional prayers, biblical text, historical notes, song lyrics and a play for children to perform. Translations, transliterations, additional readings and rich commentaries also are included. Order your haggadah today.

Will You Marry Me? Officiating at Jewish Weddings

This Network Immersion will explore the nuts and bolts of Jewish wedding rituals, creative approaches to crafting meaningful ceremonies and resources for working with couples and families. This course is open to anyone interested in officiating Jewish weddings, whether layperson, clergy or rabbinical student.

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.

Blooming Seder Plate

Happy and blooming with flowers, this seder plate is sure to brighten up your Passover table. Lasercut from stainless steel, it features elegant ball feet on the bottom, and the Hebrew words for each seder plate item within the design.

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

Public Positions on Current Matters

Letter Opposing Nomination of Ronald Mortensen (updated)

Click here for our previous statements.

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