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  1. Fall Holiday Glossary

    This file contains a helpful glossary of terms for Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, Sukkot, Shmini Atzeret and Simchat Torah. It begins with a letter to parents suggesting themes to think about during the holiday season.

    https://archive.reconstructingjudaism.org/document/fall-holiday-glossary

    Posted on: 2016/04/15 - 2:00pm

  2. Light and Darkness Waxman High Holiday video 2016

    In this video, Rabbi Deborah Waxman offers a High Holiday message of hope in spite of the problems confronting the world and the personal travails we all face.

    https://archive.reconstructingjudaism.org/video/light-and-darkness

    Posted on: 2016/09/21 - 3:36pm

  3. Text Study on Nitzavim and Teshuvah

    A text study on Parshat Nitzavim on teshuvah, featuring teachings from Itturei Torah and Rabbi Sandy Roth (of blessed memory).

    https://archive.reconstructingjudaism.org/document/text-study-nitzvavim-turning-teshuvah

    Posted on: 2016/11/17 - 2:07pm

  4. Teshuvah Study Sheet - Recon approach - Toba Spitzer

    A study sheet on the evolving concept of teshuvah over the ages. Rabbi Toba Spitzer notes that in preparing this sheet, she purposefully refrained (most of the time) from translating the word “teshuvah” because of the very different approaches of each text. After reading these, what is your definition?

    https://archive.reconstructingjudaism.org/document/teshuvah-reconstructionist-perspective

    Posted on: 2016/11/17 - 2:24pm

  5. Teshuva Parables - Kafka and BeSHT

    This study sheet contains two parables of the King and the returning son by the Baal Shem Tov, as well one of Kafka's parables, “The Imperial Messenger,” which has some intriguing echoes of and stark contrasts with the first two stories.

    https://archive.reconstructingjudaism.org/document/kings-messages-journeys-parables-teshuvah

    Posted on: 2016/11/17 - 3:06pm

  6. Teshuvah and Compassion study sheet

    This study sheet on teshuvah and compassion draws our attention to the interplay between our ability to forgive others, and God's ability to forgive us. 

    https://archive.reconstructingjudaism.org/document/teshuvah-and-compassion

    Posted on: 2016/11/17 - 3:15pm

  7. Nitzavim and Teshuvah study sheet

    Study sheet on the relationship between Parashat Nitzavim and themes of teshuvah, incorporating words from Rabbi Sandy Roth (of blessed memory) and Rabbi Shefa Gold.

    https://archive.reconstructingjudaism.org/document/nitzavim-and-teshuvah

    Posted on: 2016/11/17 - 6:05pm

  8. What is sin? Text study

    Study sheet on the different interpretations of “sin” throughout Jewish history.

    https://archive.reconstructingjudaism.org/document/what-sin-text-study

    Posted on: 2016/11/17 - 6:07pm

  9. High Holiday Message 5778 (2017)

    At Rosh Hashanah, as we turn to new beginnings, we seek to repent—to do teshuvah—for what we have done wrong. And we can also affirmatively foster ourselves toward resilience—toward a thriving, loving outlook in spite of whatever challenges we encounter in life. In this video, I explore themes of resilience embedded into Jewish practice.

    https://archive.reconstructingjudaism.org/video/high-holiday-message-5778

    Posted on: 2017/09/19 - 12:11pm