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  1. "Where Was God?" - Lesson Plan On Natural Disasters and Parashat Noah

    During disasters and their aftermaths, many people wonder about God’s role in their suffering. This lesson seeks to explore God’s role in tragedy from a Jewish Reconstructionist perspective. This lesson is intended for children ages 8-12.

    https://archive.reconstructingjudaism.org/document/where-was-god-lesson-plan-natural-disasters-and-parashat-noah

    Posted on: 2017/03/29 - 1:51pm

  2. Ruth and Lovingkindess Teaching Session Gedzelman

    As we look forward to reading the Book of Ruth on the holiday of Shavuot, Rabbi David Gedzelman explores the text with an eye towards literary elements which speak of how the Hebrew Bible pushes forward structures of covenantal openness, societal protection and compassion towards the other built on and transcending the requirements of the Law. 

    The handout for the study session is available here:

    https://archive.reconstructingjudaism.org/spoken-audio/book-ruth-torah-lovingkindness-face-death

    Posted on: 2017/05/26 - 2:05pm

  3. Recon Radio (Heart Mind and Spirit) on Shavuot

    This archival episode of Heart, Mind, and Spirit discusses the holiday of Shavuot. The discussion with Rabbis Linda Potemkin and Shai Gluskin was hosted by Rabbi Shawn Zevit

    Note: We apologize that this program is currently inaccessible to those with hearing impairment. We hope to provide transcripts at a future date of audio materials from our back catalog.

    https://archive.reconstructingjudaism.org/spoken-audio/shavuot-audio-program

    Posted on: 2017/05/24 - 12:29pm

  4. Elsie Stern Shavuot 2012 Audio Teaching

    Note: the following is a verbatim transcript for accessibility to the hearing-impaired. It has not been edited for general publication.

     

    https://archive.reconstructingjudaism.org/spoken-audio/here-there-and-everywhere%E2%80%94three-views-revelation-shavuot

    Posted on: 2016/08/22 - 3:02am

  5. Coveting text study

    Twice in the Torah (In Parashat Yitro and Parashat Va’etchanan), we are commanded not to “covet.” What does that mean? This study sheet explores sources on coveting to find out. 

    https://archive.reconstructingjudaism.org/document/what-coveting

    Posted on: 2016/11/17 - 5:39pm

  6. Behukotay – Walking the Freedom Walk text study

    A civil-rights era song proclaimed, “No easy walk to freedom.” In this text study based on Parashat Behukotay, we examine what it means to “walk upright.”

    https://archive.reconstructingjudaism.org/document/walking-freedom-walk

    Posted on: 2016/11/17 - 6:12pm

  7. 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. 

    https://archive.reconstructingjudaism.org/spoken-audio/what-makes-reconstructionist-congregation-different

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

  8. Emor and Omer study sheet

    The ritual of counting the Omer takes place between the holidays of Pesach and Shavuot. This study sheet explores the deeper meaning of this commandment.

    https://archive.reconstructingjudaism.org/document/emor-and-omer-study-sheet

    Posted on: 2016/11/17 - 5:58pm

  9. 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

  10. Making Our Synagogues Vessels of Tikkun Olam

    Rabbi Mordechai Liebling is the former Torah of Money director at the Shefa Fund (now Bend the Arc). This article is adapted from a talk at the Jewish Reconstructionist Federation Tikkun Olam Kallah March, 2003. It was originally printed in the Fall 2003 issue of The Reconstructionist.

    https://archive.reconstructingjudaism.org/document/making-our-synagogues-vessels-tikkun-olam

    Posted on: 2017/04/25 - 4:18pm

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