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Leadership Message

Curious about what's going on at Reconstructing Judaism? Seth Rosen, chair of our board of governors, discusses Reconstructing Judaism's response to the pandemic and the movement for racial justice.

Evolve: Groundbreaking Jewish Conversations

Noticing the Jews of Color in Our Communities

Tomorrow: Join Evolve on Wed. Sept. 9 from 1–2:15 p.m. EDT for a discussion between Carmen Corrales, the incoming chair of Reconstructing Judaism’s newly formed Jews of Color and Allies Advisory Group, and Evolve editor Rabbi Jacob Staub, Ph.D., about increasing awareness around the presence of Jews of Color within our communities and ways in which we can collaborate on anti-racist efforts. The discussion will be based on Corrales’ Evolve essay, “Noticing the Jews of Color in Our Communities.” Register here.

High Holiday Virtual Resources

High Holiday Virtual Resources

To support your socially-distanced High Holiday celebrations this year, we are pleased to offer you a digital mahzor, original music, new liturgy, video teachings, liturgy recordings and resources for children. We hope you will make good use of them and shanah tovah!

Reconstructionist Online Learning

Reconstructionist Rabbinical College Online Biblical Hebrew Course

Interested in deepening your Jewish learning and studying alongside our rabbinical students? We are pleased to offer a Biblical Hebrew course starting in Dec. 2020. Online course with fee.

Return to Self through the Writings of Etty Hillesum: A Five-Day Intensive

Ritualwell Immersion: Through meditation, writing exercises, personal prayer and discussion, explore your inner voice and direct connection to God through Etty Hillesum's Holocaust diaries and letters. Webinar series with modest fee.

Building a Shelter of Peace: A Multifaith Poetry Workshop Series

Ritualwell Immersion: Poets from Jewish, Muslim, Hindu and Christian backgrounds will lead a series of workshops to guide us toward connection and peace through writing and sharing poetry. Webinar series with modest fee.

Strategic Marketing for Online Events

Learning Network: Explore new ways to keep your community engaged and involved through social media fundraising, online registration, and community relationship building. Free webinar series.

Fundraising & Development Strategies

Learning Network: Explore innovative strategies and gain practical feedback to help your community implement a new development strategy or pandemic-proof your biggest fundraiser of the year. Free webinar series.

A Year of Racial Justice Learning

Learning Network: This collective study group will help guide folks who benefit from white privilege towards a deeper understanding of racism and a stronger commitment to racial justice work. Free webinar series.

Reconstructionist Voices

Learn More about Immersive Field Work at Reconstructionist Rabbinical College

RRC’s unique field education program gives students extensive experience in a wide range of rabbinic settings, allowing them to develop the skills they will need as rabbis while still in rabbinical school.

Edgeblog: Reimagining Shabbat

Cyd Weissman, vice president for Innovation and Impact at Reconstructing Judaism, offers our weekly Virtual Shabbat Box as part of a new, restful Shabbat tradition well-suited for the coronavirus era. 
2020 Auerbach Grant Recipients

Reconstructing Judaism’s Auerbach Grant Program supports rabbinical students and new rabbis in reconstructing the Jewish landscape to be more inclusive and engaging. This year’s winners point the way to a dynamic Jewish future.

Judy Led the Way

Rabbi Sandy Sasso's new book tells the story of Judith Kaplan Eisenstein, Rabbi Mordecai Kaplan's pioneering daughter, and her journey to becoming the first woman to have a bat mitzvah.

Find High Holiday prayerbooks and more at the Reconstructionist Press!

From the Podcast Studio

Catch up on the latest episodes of Hashivenu: Jewish Teachings on Resilience:

Catch up on the latest episodes of Evolve: Groundbreaking Jewish Conversations:

Virtual Resources

Virtual Shabbat Box

Our Virtual Shabbat Box contains essays, meditations and other ways for you to engage with Shabbat. Look here for a new Shabbat Box every Thursday.

Recon Connect

Visit Recon Connect for live and real-time opportunities to study, pray and celebrate with others. It's the online hub for live experiences from across the Reconstructionist movement. It's updated often - bookmark it!

High Holidays With Havaya

Are you looking for ways for you, your kids, or your family to celebrate the Jewish holidays in a way that’s engaging, welcoming, celebratory, and fun? Join us for one of these opportunities to connect as we dive into the new year. All are free and open to the community … and no experience is necessary!

In the News

Here is a selection of recent articles:

Trauma, Healing & Resilience for Rabbis, Jewish Educators and Organizers

Interview: JamJews Highlights Jewish Musicians and Brings Together Jewish Community in the Jam Scene

Religious orgs support Philadelphia in LGBTQ foster care case

Dreaming Up High Holy Days

Synagogues and Congregants: A COVID Covenant

For additional recent news articles, please click here.

Public Positions on Current Matters

Here is a selection of our recent public positions on current matters:

Amicus Brief Requiring Religious Social Services Providers to Comply with Nondiscrimination Law

Against Annexation

Interfaith Letter Against Utility Shutoffs

Jewish, Just Green Recovery Letter

For all of our positions, click here.

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