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  1. Chapel Hill Kehillah B'nai Mitzvah Handbook

    This detailed guide assists families to prepare for all aspects of a Bar/Bat Mitzvah, providing a timeline and guidance for learning service skills, assigning honors, complying with the building use policy, the mitzvah project, etc.

    https://archive.reconstructingjudaism.org/document/bnai-mitzvah-handbook-chapel-hill-kehillah

    Posted on: 2016/02/17 - 11:16am

  2. 2015 Annual Report

    RRC’s 2015 Annual Report, in video format. 

    https://archive.reconstructingjudaism.org/video/animated-annual-report

    Posted on: 2016/02/17 - 2:32pm

  3. Grad 2015

    RRC Graduation 2015

    https://archive.reconstructingjudaism.org/video/rrc-graduation-2015

    Posted on: 2016/02/17 - 2:34pm

  4. How Should We Respond to Human Need?

    אַ֭שְׁרֵי מַשְׂכִּ֣יל אֶל־דָּ֑ל

    Happy is the one who is maskil to the person in need… (Psalms 41:2)

    [Maskil: from a root meaning to be prudent, look at, give attention to, have insight or understanding.]

    https://archive.reconstructingjudaism.org/document/how-should-we-respond-human-need

    Posted on: 2016/04/13 - 7:15pm

  5. Lecha Dodi Sheet Music

    This new setting of the traditional text for Lecha Dodi is by Elaine Moses. The lead sheet contains vocal line and guitar chords. Words for the first verse are included.

    https://archive.reconstructingjudaism.org/document/lecha-dodi-sheet-music

    Posted on: 2016/04/14 - 10:48am

  6. Mussar and Text Sources on Climate Change

    This document contains two study guides which use Jewish texts and sources to offer wisdom on global climate change.

    “Mussar as a Jewish Resource on Climate Change and All Else” draws on Ira Stone’s book A Responsible Life: The Spiritual Path of Mussar  (NY: Aviv Press, 2006).

    “Jewish Texts as Resources on Global Climate Change” is a compilation of excerpts prepared by Rabbi Fred Scherlinder Dobb in 2003.

    https://archive.reconstructingjudaism.org/document/mussar-and-text-sources-climate-change

    Posted on: 2016/04/15 - 12:30pm

  7. 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

  8. Fighting for a Good Name

    With few transgender role models, Rabbi Jacob Lieberman, ’15, faced harassment and bullying almost entirely alone growing up. As an adult, he found acceptance within the Reconstructionist community and from himself. In this d’var torah, Rabbi Lieberman shares how Jewish resources can help comfort those who struggle to find acceptance and wholeness.

    Psalm 41 - Translation by Rabbi Jacob Lieberman + Hebrew

    https://archive.reconstructingjudaism.org/video/fighting-good-name

    Posted on: 2016/04/18 - 2:49pm

  9. Inclusion and Disabilities: Hebrew and English Texts

    For Jewish Disabilities Awareness month in February of 2014, Rabbi Michelle Greenfield, RRC ’12 examined the Torah readings found that month with an eye toward issues of inclusion and disability. She also included  “Some Biblical and Rabbinic Sources on Disability: An Honest Look,” in which she examines the use and misuse of Hebrew texts that are often quoted when talking about inclusion of people with different abilities. Her English commentary provides a deeper understanding of these texts' strengths and limitations.

    https://archive.reconstructingjudaism.org/document/inclusion-and-disabilities-hebrew-and-english-texts

    Posted on: 2016/04/18 - 4:03pm

  10. Greening Sustainable Synagogues

    In this resource guide, Rabbis Fred Dobb and Nathan Martin present a plethora of resources to help congregations become shomrei adamah - responsible guardians of the Earth. 

    https://archive.reconstructingjudaism.org/document/greening-sustainable-synagogues

    Posted on: 2016/04/18 - 6:37pm

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