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  1. Convention 2018

    Save the Date! Convention 2022

    Please mark your calendars for the next Reconstructionist Movement Convention, which will be produced jointly by Reconstructing Judaism and the Reconstructionist Rabbinical Association in 2022. Convention will take place March 23-27, 2022, in the Chesapeake area, close to Washington D.C. Join us to learn, pray, sing, dance, eat and network with other Reconstructionists from all over the world. More information to follow! #Reconvention


    Posted on: 2018/11/28 - 4:34pm

  2. Virtual Shabbat Box archive - January 2021

  3. About Us

    Reconstructionist Judaism sees Judaism as the evolving religious civilization of the Jewish people in its ongoing relationship with God. Our rituals, customs, laws, sacred texts and practices reflect that evolution. We seek ways of living that reveal holiness and godliness in the world, and see the tradition as having a vote, not a veto in that quest. Seeing innovation and adaptation as deeply traditional, we cultivate and support Jewish living, learning, and leadership for a changing world. 


    Posted on: 2016/04/07 - 11:27am

  4. B-Re-Mitzvah Landing Page

    As a prequel to our 2022 Convention and in celebration of the 100th anniversary of Judith Kaplan Eisenstein becoming a Bat Mitzvah, we are offering a once-a-month virtual class for those who are studying for their B-Mitzvah or recommitting to Reconstructionist learning. The goal of this class is for adult learners to engage with the movement in exploring evolving Reconstructionist thought and practice.


    Posted on: 2021/02/03 - 4:22pm

  5. Jews, Race, and Religion Lecture 2: Roots, Scripture and Race

    The politics of American identity are rooted in memory. What do Alex Haley’s Roots and the Jewish scriptural tradition teach us about the constitution of race in the USA?


    Posted on: 2020/11/10 - 1:21pm

  6. Jews, Race, and Religion Small Group Discussion Guide

    Based on guidelines developed by Rabbi Micah Weiss, Thriving Communities department at Reconstructing Judaism.


    Posted on: 2021/02/18 - 10:23am

  7. Zakhor text study - Amalek - Out There or In Here?

    The Shabbat before the holiday of Purim is known as Shabbat Zakhor (“Remember!”). We read an additional Torah passage (Deuteronomy 25:17-19) recalling Amalek, a genocidal enemy from our distant past who is both the spiritual and physical ancestor of Haman, the villain of the Purim story.


    Posted on: 2021/02/19 - 10:20am

  8. Jews, Race, and Religion Lecture 4: Religion and White Supremacy in the US

    This talk explores the history and contemporary relationship between religion and white supremacy in the United States, showing the ways that religious theologies and practices are mobilized to both resist and reinforce racial inequality. It also shows how gendered norms undergird this relationship.


    Posted on: 2020/11/10 - 1:23pm

  9. Medical Science - Coronavirus

    The high esteem for medical science that one finds in Jewish sources contradicts the notion that there is an inherent conflict between religion and science. Any decision that does not take the considered opinions of scientific experts into account cannot be considered ethical. How can Jewish teachings from the past help us apply current scientific knowledge to the urgent problems we face today?

    Traditional sources

    Click here for study guide


    Posted on: 2020/07/14 - 10:04am

  10. Stewarding Earth - Coronavirus

    The danger unleashed by the novel coronavirus demonstrates that human welfare is intertwined with the lives of other species and with the health of our planet. The Torah charges us with responsibilities for stewarding the earth and its creatures. Even as the pandemic demonstrates human vulnerability, it also illustrates the power of collective action to make transformational change. To respond to the virus, we have made drastic changes in our day-to-day lives that would have been unthinkable before it struck. What can we do to build on this newfound collective will to change?


    Posted on: 2020/05/08 - 2:24pm