Rabbi Deborah Waxman, president of Reconstructing Judaism, and Seth Rosen, chair of our board of governors, discuss the value of respectful discourse and holy conversations, especially at our upcoming Convention.
Selected events at our Convention on Nov. 15-18 will be live-streamed!
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In Praise of Movements
Rabbi Toba Spitzer, RRC '97, of Congregation Dorshei Tzedek in Newton, Mass., makes the case why the Reconstructionist movement—and all movements of people motivated by ideas—matter. Rabbi Spitzer’s essay, which came out immediately prior to the midterm elections, retains its power even as the memory of Election Day fades.
Diving Into the Tank: Spotlighting Social Entrepreneurship Models at Convention
At our upcoming Convention, Reconstructionist entrepreneurs will present their programs to a panel of judges to win funding for their ideas, which range from serving unaffiliated Jews to bringing families together across religions and cultures.
Webinar: A Conversation About Israel's Future
Monday, November 26
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM EST
Rabbi Deborah Waxman, president of Reconstructing Judaism, and Jeremy Ben-Ami, president of J Street, will discuss the current state of US-Israel relations, the changing relationship between American Jews and Israel, and the role that we can play in creating change. The views expressed by guests in this webinar are entirely their own and do not necessarily reflect the views of Reconstructing Judaism. Space is limited to 100 registrants, so please register in advance for this meeting.
From the Podcast Studio
About Episode 18
What's the connection between marathon training and prayer? Can CrossFit shed light on building meaningful communities? Rabbi Deborah Waxman speaks with Rabbi Jason Bonder about the intersection between fitness and spirituality.
The recent shooting attack on a synagogue in Pittsburgh has been deeply traumatic. In its aftermath, Rabbi Deborah Waxman shares a personal Jewish practice that sustains her in difficult times, in the hopes that it might help cultivate resilience.