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  1. Tzedakah and the Jewish Holidays

    (With thanks to the Shefa Fund - whose successor organization, Jewish Funds for Justice, has become part of Bend The Arc - for the idea for this piece.)

    For centuries, giving to tzedakah has been a traditional way to mark Jewish holidays. But all holidays are not created equal. In this resource, we offer connections between the theme of each holiday or season, and some possible giving opportunities that correspond with it. 

    Rosh Hashanah

    https://archive.reconstructingjudaism.org/article/tzedakah-and-jewish-holidays-giving-social-change

    Posted on: 2016/04/20 - 2:27pm

  2. Kaplan and the Meaning of Ritual

    Even for those of us who are skeptical about God's role in human history, Jewish ritual can be sacred and holy. I was in Israel not long ago on a UJA Young Leadership Mission. During a morning meeting with our Israeli peers, we turned to the subject of Jewish ritual.

    https://archive.reconstructingjudaism.org/article/kaplan-and-meaning-ritual-reconciling-mind-and-heart

    Posted on: 2017/01/04 - 4:20pm

  3. Book Club 10/20/17 First Session

    I think there’s an appetite to know. I think there’s an incredible hunger to understand…We have to embrace ignorance because it is a permanent state in Jewish learning. You will never master it. But instead of feeling frustrated, we can feel energized by that. 

    https://archive.reconstructingjudaism.org/bookclubfirstsession

    Posted on: 2017/11/10 - 1:09pm

  4. Reconstructing for Tomorrow 11/7/17 First Session

    There’s been a tension throughout our history between understanding Reconstructionism as an approach to being Jewish, a set of questions, a set of processes, a set of conversations. Reconstructionism as an organizational structure embodies those questions, those processes, those conversations.

    https://archive.reconstructingjudaism.org/reconstructingfortomorrowfirstsession

    Posted on: 2017/11/10 - 3:38pm

  5. Book Club Session 2 11/13/17

    The open tent, the figuring out how to welcome those whom others don’t welcome, is the essence of Judaism. To cease to be the oppressor.

    https://archive.reconstructingjudaism.org/bookclubsecondsession

    Posted on: 2017/11/14 - 12:08pm

  6. Book Club Third Session 11/27/17

    What is my “Elijah moment?” How do I take care of myself, take care of the people I work with, and continue my activism? 

    https://archive.reconstructingjudaism.org/bookclubthirdsession

    Posted on: 2017/11/28 - 2:46pm