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  1. Welcome Poster (11x17)

    Our Thriving Communities department, with help from our Communications and design staff, has created a mini-poster that expresses these progressive Jewish values in an overt message of welcoming. This is the 11”x17” version. For more on the goals and suggested use of this poster, please see this posting. 

    https://archive.reconstructingjudaism.org/document/welcome-poster-11x17

    Posted on: 2017/01/24 - 10:35am

  2. Movement resolution on the environment

    This resolution on the environment was adopted by the Reconstructionist movement in the 1980s. It is attached as a PDF. The full text follows.

    https://archive.reconstructingjudaism.org/document/movement-resolution-environment

    Posted on: 2017/01/25 - 2:48pm

  3. From Tzedakah to Restorative Finance: A Curriculum

    This Reconstructionist curriculum on wealth inequality was written for the movement’s Tikkun Olam commission in the winter of 5777 (2016-2017). It is structured as four 90-minute learning sessions, and contains guidance for adapting its content to different formats and audiences. 

    The curriculum can also be downloaded in Word format for ease of editing and reformatting:

    https://archive.reconstructingjudaism.org/document/tzedakah-restorative-finance-curriculum

    Posted on: 2017/01/25 - 6:21pm

  4. Looking Backward and Looking Forward: Texts for a Jewish Resistance Movement

    These materials were created by Rabbi Lauren Grabelle Herrmann of the Society for the Advancement of Judaism for the January 2017 Day of Reconstructionist Learning in New York. A writeup of the day’s teaching can be found here.

    Rabbi Herrmann also provided teaching notes for her session, which can be found here:

    https://archive.reconstructingjudaism.org/document/looking-backward-and-looking-forward-texts-jewish-resistance-movement

    Posted on: 2017/02/03 - 2:07pm

  5. Love, Enemies and Evil: Beshalakh Text Study

      In this text study for Parashat Beshalakh, Rabbi Toba Spitzer examines the fate of the Egyptians at the Red Sea and our tradition's ethical sensitivity to their plight.

    https://archive.reconstructingjudaism.org/document/love-enemies-and-evil-beshalakh-text-study

    Posted on: 2017/02/10 - 4:21pm

  6. Journalistic Ethics and Jewish Tradition - Audio

    It is a fascinating time in the world of journalism right now; some might say unprecedented. With fake news proliferating and an antagonistic relationship between the White House and the press, the role of the media and factual reporting has never seemed more urgent. Can Jewish values inform the practice of journalism and journalistic ethics? Check out this conversation between Rabbi David A.

    https://archive.reconstructingjudaism.org/spoken-audio/jewish-tradition-and-journalistic-ethics-audio

    Posted on: 2017/03/23 - 8:00pm

  7. "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

  8. Reconstructionist Radio: The Passover Seder

    This audio program, recorded in 1998, offers an overview of the structure, development and religious meanings of the haggadah and the Passover seder with Rabbis Joy Levitt and Richard Hirsh. It includes a special behind-the-scenes look at the Reconstructionist haggadah, A Night of Questions, and its accompanying music CD. This is an episode of Heart, Mind and Spirit: Reconstructionist Radio hosted by Rabbi Shawn Zevit. 

    https://archive.reconstructingjudaism.org/spoken-audio/reconstructionist-radio-passover-seder

    Posted on: 2017/04/05 - 4:18pm

  9. Jewish Values and People With Disabilities: Appreciating the Variety of Life

    This compilation of quotes from various text sources conveys Jewish values regarding people with special needs.

    https://archive.reconstructingjudaism.org/document/jewish-values-and-people-disabilities-appreciating-variety-life

    Posted on: 2017/04/13 - 1:28pm

  10. 1994 Report on Inclusion

    This report, issued in 1994, was the work product of JRF's Task Force on Inclusion for People with Disabilities. What follows is the statement upon its release. 

    https://archive.reconstructingjudaism.org/document/1994-report-jrf-task-force-inclusion-people-disabilities

    Posted on: 1994/07/01 - 12:00am

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