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  1. Jews, Race, and Religion Lecture 7: Latino Jews

    Using a comparative perspective to understand the lived experiences of Latin@ Jews in the United States, Prof. Limonic shows how this group of immigrants attain upward mobility through successfully navigating racial and class structures.


    Posted on: 2020/11/10 - 1:25pm

  2. Jews, Race, and Religion Lecture 8: Ethiopian Hebrews in Early 20th Century Harlem

    This presentation focuses on early twentieth-century congregations in Harlem in which members claimed Ethiopian Hebrew and navigated race and religion among Black Christians and Jews of European descent. 



    Posted on: 2020/11/10 - 1:26pm

  3. Jews, Race, and Religion Lecture 9: Jewish Identity in Mixed Race Families

    This session will explore the intersections of race, religion, and Jewish identity in the context of mixed race families in contemporary U.S. society.  We will talk about the research we did for our book, JewAsian, in addition to connections we see between this work and current demographic trends.


    Posted on: 2020/11/10 - 1:26pm

  4. Jews, Race, and Religion Lecture 10: Mizrahi Resistance and Pride

    Mizrahi Jews in Israel, like other minorities of color, have been suffering from institutionalized racism inflicted on them by Ashkenazi Jews, based on their racial and ethnic Otherness. Reversing the gaze away from this official Zionist narrative of Modern Israel, the main purpose of this lecture is to introduce students to a counter story of Modern Israel told from the perspective of Mizrahi Jews with special regard to the socio-legal oppression and racism inflicted against them encompassing many aspects of their lives from housing to education, the media, health etc.


    Posted on: 2020/11/10 - 1:27pm

  5. Jews, Race, and Religion Lecture 11: Purity Politics and the Problem of Solidarity

    This talk explores the relationship between the rise in purity politics among American Jews and the problems it raises for building solidarities in the context of such things as the Women’s March and BLM. 


    Posted on: 2020/11/10 - 1:27pm

  6. Giving Tuesday

    Join Reconstructing Judaism online as we shine a light on justice as part of #GivingTuesday. On Saturday evening, we'll kickoff our events with havdalah. We'll also host short virtual learning sessions on Sunday, Monday and Tuesday with Reconstructionist leaders.

    All sessions are free and open to everyone! If you are inspired, please donate to support our mission.


    Posted on: 2020/11/09 - 11:48am

  7. Virtual Shabbat Box archive - November 2020

  8. Text Study for Board Meetings

    The Department for Thriving Communities is pleased to share our annual publication, A Little Text Study for Board Meetings, developed for affiliates of the Reconstructionist movement. These documents each feature 12 months’ worth of single-paged text handouts, which synagogue boards (or education committees, etc.) are invited to use for a bit of Torah study at the beginning of meetings. 


    Posted on: 2020/12/02 - 1:42pm

  9. 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

  10. Introduction to Trauma, Healing & Resilience by Rabbi Jessica Rosenberg