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  1. Respecting Elders - Coronavirus

    The imperative to honor our elders has taken on particular relevance in this time of pandemic because older people are particularly vulnerable to the novel coronavirus. How might this value shape our decisions as individuals and as community leaders? How will the decisions we make elevate the social status of older people? How will we invest resources in their well-being?

    Traditional sources

    Click here for study guide


    Posted on: 2020/05/08 - 2:21pm

  2. Safeguarding Life - Coronavirus

    The Jewish imperative to protect human life — pikuakh nefesh — overrides almost every other obligation. Recently, Jewish communities enacted this value by closing synagogues, suspending communal prayer and refraining from acts of hospitality, from visiting the sick, comforting mourners and celebrating weddings — all with the goal of preventing the spread of COVID-19.


    Posted on: 2020/05/08 - 2:20pm

  3. VBDM - Coronavirus

    In this time of danger and uncertainty, we look to Jewish values for guidance. But when it comes to making complicated decisions, Jewish teachings on their own can’t tell us what to do. Often, two deeply held values are in conflict and we need to prioritize one over the other. At other times, we face the challenge of bringing traditional Jewish teachings into conversation with unprecedented circumstances or new scientific knowledge.


    Posted on: 2020/05/08 - 2:18pm

  4. Landing page: Love and Caring in the Time of Corona

    How Jewish educators can care for the Social, Emotional, and Spiritual well being of their students now and in the coming months

    Facilitated by Nancy Parkes and joined by Cyd Weissman, Dr. Evie Rotstein and Dr. Jeff Kress

    Wednesday,  May 27 , 1:00-2:15 PM EST

    The session will be facilitated through online meeting applications called Zoom and will be recorded and available to participants. Technical support will be provided. You may join the session live or watch recordings at your own convenience.


    Posted on: 2020/05/05 - 4:07pm

  5. Ethics Center - Whizin Prize

    Each year, the Center for Jewish Ethics sponsors an essay contest to encourage fresh thinking on contemporary Jewish ethics. The prize is awarded through the generosity of Bruce Whizin. The contest is open to rabbinical and graduate students.


    Posted on: 2018/03/23 - 11:04am

  6. Virtual Shabbat Box archive - April 2020

  7. Virtual Shabbat Box archive - March 2020

  8. Reconstructionist Learning Series

    The spring 2020 Reconstructionist Learning Series is complete. The original registration page is preserved below for reference.



    Posted on: 2020/04/18 - 12:55pm

  9. Chesapeake Follow up

    Thank you for joining us today for the 28th Annual Chesapeake Celebration!


    Posted on: 2020/04/18 - 11:57am

  10. Passover 2020 Landing

    The holiday of Pesakh (Passover) begins on Wednesday night, April 8, 2020. As we prepare for an unusual Pesakh in a time of physical distancing, we have assembled a wealth of resources from Reconstructing Judaism, Havaya Summer Programs, Ritualwell, and the Reconstructionist Rabbinical Assocation to support and inspire you. 

    We’d also like to share this video message from Rabbi Deborah Waxman, Ph.D., the president of Reconstructing Judaism.


    Posted on: 2020/04/01 - 2:27pm