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  1. Tzedakah Landing

    The word tzedakah, often translated as “charity,” comes from the Hebrew root tzedek, meaning “justice.” Its current usage was developed by the early rabbis, who recognized that the distribution of resources that results from a free-market economy must be adjusted by other means to ensure a fair society. Tzedakah is an expression of justice rather than mercy; its purpose is to create a fairer distribution of resources.


    Posted on: 2016/09/09 - 10:51am

  2. TEST Component Showcase

    This page is designed to showcase the various components available to page builders on Jewishrecon.org. This is the body field, which can have fairly complex formatting and embedded media. But wait, there’s more. 



    Posted on: 2016/09/28 - 1:04pm

  3. Affiliate Resources landing

    This page is home for material of use to Reconstructionist affiliates and their leadership.

    Additional resources are being added on an ongoing basis. Let us know what you’d like to see!

    For coronavirus-specific resources, see here: Pandemic Resources



    Posted on: 2016/10/07 - 1:32pm

  4. Community Learning landing

    This page is a hub for learning resources for your communities.

    Additional materials are being added on an ongoing basis. Let us know what you’d like to see!

    Note: Legacy educational materials from our old site are still available at http://archive.jewishrecon.org/resources/299.


    Posted on: 2016/10/07 - 1:53pm

  5. Reconstructionism - Believing Landing

    Reconstructionists hold diverse ideas about God, but we share an emphasis on Godliness—those hopes, beliefs, and values within us that impel us to work for a better world, that give us strength and solace in times of need, that challenge us to grow, and that deepen our joy in moments of celebration. Recognizing that all descriptions of God are metaphor, our prayerbooks offer images of God that go far beyond “king of the universe.”


      Posted on: 2016/10/20 - 8:20pm

    • Reconstructionism - Belonging Landing

      The idea of Jewish peoplehood is central to Reconstructionism. Jews share binding ties that cut across differing practice, beliefs, and national boundaries, binding us together through a common history and shared destiny. At the same time, Reconstructionists reject the traditional notion of Jews as the Chosen People: we take pride in our distinctiveness and sense of vocation at the same time as we affirm the dignity and potential sanctity of all faiths and peoples. 



        Posted on: 2016/10/20 - 8:53pm

      • Reconstructionism - Behaving Landing

        Judaism is an evolving religious civilization. For it to remain living, we must reach out and take hold of Jewish practice, reshape it, and make it new for each generation. Reconstructionist communities study our inherited traditions and shape their practices with the assumption that the past has a vote, but not a veto.


        Posted on: 2016/10/20 - 8:54pm

      • Jacob Staub KI Talk on Reconstructionism

        In this talk given at Congregation Kehillat Israel in Pacific Palisades, California, Rabbi Jacob Staub explores what makes Reconstructionist communities unique. Selected quotes follow. The entire call transcript is available at the bottom of this page. 


        Posted on: 2016/10/28 - 1:11am

      • Network Landing: Bridging the Gap from Shul to Home (2016)

        Bridging the Gap from Shul to Home

        Facilitated by Brianna Spatz, Program Manager: Education and Engagement at Camp JRF

        For educators and education directors

        Tuesdays 1 p.m.-2 p.m. EST – Nov. 1, Dec. 13, Jan. 31, March 14 & April 25


        Posted on: 2016/10/31 - 10:01am

      • Network Landing: Community Organizing (2016-17)

        How can we effectively work for justice, while maintaining our energy and keeping our members involved?

        Facilitated by Rabbi Mordechai Liebling, Director of the Social Justice Organizing Program at RRC and student rabbi Ariana Katz, rabbinic intern for the Reconstructionist Tikkun Olam Commission

        For members already involved in Congregation Based Community Organizing (CBCO) and for those seriously exploring CBCO

        Wednesdays 12 p.m.-1 p.m. EST – Nov. 9, Dec. 14 & Jan. 18


        Posted on: 2016/11/01 - 3:53pm