fbpx Site Search | Page 19 | Reconstructing Judaism

The search found 242 results in 0.045 seconds.

Search results

  1. The Halakhic Basis for Community Financing of Jewish Life

    This article summarizes a wealth of information found in With All Your Possessions: Jewish Ethics and Economic Life, by Meir Tamari.

    https://archive.reconstructingjudaism.org/article/halakhic-basis-community-financing-jewish-life

    Posted on: 2010/01/01 - 12:00am

  2. Organizing Money: Capital Campaigns and Fundraising

    The terms “Organizing Money” and “The Torah of Money” were coined by Jeffrey Dekro, formerly the president of The Shefa Fund (now Bend the Arc) and a member of Reconstructionist synagogue Mishkan Shalom in Philadelphia. It reflects the concept that asking people for money is optimally about bringing them more deeply into communal relationship.

    https://archive.reconstructingjudaism.org/article/organizing-money-capital-campaigns-and-fundraising

    Posted on: 2010/01/01 - 12:00am

  3. Budgets: Living Our Values in a Financial Plan

    A budget is an implementation document, a part of an overall plan. It is a plan expressed in monetary terms that help define financial questions and answers within the diverse mix of a community.

    We create budgets for the same reason we create other plans - so that the use of our limited resources will be consonant with our values and priorities. In the final analysis there may never be enough resources for everything we want to do- but there can be increased financial capacity to realize our mission.

    https://archive.reconstructingjudaism.org/article/budgets-living-our-values-financial-plan

    Posted on: 2010/01/01 - 12:00am

  4. Four Children Count the Omer

    The following classroom activity relates the Counting of the Omer to the Four Children of the Passover seder.

     


    Wise Child: What are the directions, the laws, and the rules that our Torah teaches us about counting the Omer?

    We are taught, in Leviticus 23: 15-17:

    https://archive.reconstructingjudaism.org/article/four-children-count-omer

    Posted on: 2017/04/19 - 1:59pm

  5. Ways to Welcome New Members

    “Most people who leave your community will do so within the first year, usually because they haven't made a friend.” - Rabbi Arnie Rachlis
     

    https://archive.reconstructingjudaism.org/article/ways-welcome-new-members-brief-overview

    Posted on: 2010/01/01 - 12:00am

  6. Coming Out

    Long before I came out as a gay man when I was 49 years old, I had heard the saying: “Coming out is a process, not an event.”

    https://archive.reconstructingjudaism.org/article/coming-out

    Posted on: 2014/06/01 - 12:00am

  7. The Value of a DIfferent Path

    Mother’s Day and Father’s Day may have been invented by Hallmark as a brilliant strategy for selling greeting cards, but these days are becoming embedded in the warp and woof of our culture’s values and ritual practice. I am in favor of encouraging children and partners to appreciate celebrate the love of parents. I do think, however, that we are taking it a bit too far.

    https://archive.reconstructingjudaism.org/article/value-different-path

    Posted on: 2014/05/10 - 12:00am

  8. Seeing the Other

    Recently I was invited to teach a group of queer Jewish undergraduates who on their own initiative, organized themselves into a group that meets weekly over dinner at the campus Hillel Foundation (Jewish Center) to discuss topics and issues of common concern. They asked me to speak on “Queering Jewish Theology,” and I led them for an hour through a study of several traditional sacred texts that suggest ways that human beings might engage with God in a way that does not depend on the approval of communal human authorities.

    https://archive.reconstructingjudaism.org/article/seeing-other

    Posted on: 2014/01/01 - 12:00am

  9. Recon Torah April 2015

    In this season of curiosity, I have been asking non-Jewish friends and acquaintances who are members of Jewish communities and families about their Jewish practice. The answers have been amazing and often surprising. One non-Jewish friend told me that, lately, she has been finding the act of reciting the shema to be particularly powerful.

    https://archive.reconstructingjudaism.org/article/my-questions-pesach-season

    Posted on: 2015/04/09 - 12:00am

  10. Making Seder and Kiddush more inclusive

    One of the small but significant innovations of the Reconstructionist haggadah, “A Night of Questions,” was the rubric “wine or grape juice” that appears before each of the traditional four cups of the Seder as well as in the Introduction of how to prepare for Pesach.

    https://archive.reconstructingjudaism.org/article/making-seder-and-kiddush-more-inclusive

    Posted on: 2016/04/18 - 3:51pm

Pages