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  1. Israel Dialogue

    Note: This symposium took place in the summer of 2015, and reflects conversations and events at that time. 

    Welcome to the Jewish Reconstructionist communities’ conversation on Israel and Zionism; this site is now our home for tackling important topics and deepening our relationships with Jewish life and community.

    https://archive.reconstructingjudaism.org/dialogue/israel

    Posted on: 2016/05/04 - 2:24pm

  2. Cutting Edge Judaism Dialogue

    Cutting Edge Judaism: A Dialogue

    https://archive.reconstructingjudaism.org/dialogue/cutting-edge-judaism

    Posted on: 2016/05/04 - 5:33pm

  3. National Jewish Letter on DREAM Act

    RRC/JRC signed onto a letter from the Jewish Council on Public Affairs, supporting the DREAM Act.

    The full letter is attached as a pdf. It reads, in part:

    We, the undersigned national Jewish agencies and organizations, are deeply concerned about the 800,000 undocumented immigrant youth who will soon be at risk of detention and deportation unless Congress acts swiftly to provide permanent protection. We urge you to pass a clean Dream Act (S. 1615/H.R. 3440) before January 19, 2018.

    https://archive.reconstructingjudaism.org/endorsement/national-jewish-letter-dream-act

    Posted on: 2018/01/17 - 11:56am

  4. Open Letter on Burma Human Rights and Freedom Act

    RRC/Jewish Reconstructionist Communities joined a broad coalition of organizations from across the Jewish community — including leaders of major organizations and the Reform, Reconstructionist, Conservative and Orthodox movements — in releasing a letter urging the Senate Foreign Relations Committee to advance the Burma Human Rights and Freedom Act of 2017 (S. 2060).

    https://archive.reconstructingjudaism.org/endorsement/open-letter-burma-human-rights-and-freedom-act

    Posted on: 2018/01/05 - 10:54am

  5. Joint Filing Opposing Anti-LGBTQ Religious Exemptions in Supreme Court Case

    The Reconstructionist Rabbinical Association and many Reconstructionist leaders were among 1,300 clergy and faith leaders representing half a million congregants from approximately 50 unique faith traditions across the U.S. who joined together to send a clear message that businesses open to the public must serve all. The clergy filed a friend-of-the-court brief to the Supreme Court in the Masterpiece Cakeshop vs.

    https://archive.reconstructingjudaism.org/endorsement/amicus-opposing-religious-exemptions

    Posted on: 2017/10/30 - 11:30am

  6. Letter in Support of OFF (Off Fossil Fuels) Act

    The Reconstructionist Rabbinical College/Jewish Reconstructionist Communities and the Reconstructionist Rabbinical Association are signatories to a letter by Food & Water Watch urging members of Congress to co-sponsor HR3671, the OFF (Off Fossil Fuels for a Better Future) Act. The bill would place a moratorium on new fossil fuel projects, and move our electricity and most transportation systems to 100% renewable energy by 2035. It would also funding for jobs and economic development for those working in the fossil fuel industry.

    https://archive.reconstructingjudaism.org/endorsement/letter-support-fossil-fuels-act

    Posted on: 2017/10/03 - 10:06am

  7. RRA Contributions to Elul Project

    Six Reconstructionist rabbis were asked to write on the subject “Welcoming the Stranger” for their colleagues, in the RRA Connections newsletters. We’ve collected their contributions below. 

    Click here to return to the main “Embracing the Stranger” page)

    https://archive.reconstructingjudaism.org/collection/rra-contributions

    Posted on: 2017/08/18 - 5:34pm

  8. God Loves The Stranger Feature

    The high holy days are a time of collective and personal renewal. We ask ourselves “what do we value?” “What do we cherish?” We deepen our ongoing Jewish human project of creating a just and peaceful society and living a just and peaceful life. And we inquire “what is the relationship between the inner and the outer work of transformation?” I don’t have to tell any of you. It’s not easy.

    https://archive.reconstructingjudaism.org/collection/love-the-stranger

    Posted on: 2017/08/18 - 1:17pm

  9. Embracing the Stranger - Internal

    Embracing the stranger is an endeavor that requires not just outward action, but internal effort on many levels. Both as individuals and communities, real inclusion involves rethinking of boundaries.

    Click here to return to the main “Embracing the Stranger” page)

    https://archive.reconstructingjudaism.org/collection/looking-within

    Posted on: 2017/08/18 - 1:06pm

  10. Embracing the Stranger - Justice and Wider World

    Embracing the stranger is not just an individual journey—it’s a communal calling. We are commanded as Jews to “Love the stranger, for you were strangers in the land of Egypt.” (Deuteronomy 10:19) In the face of fear, hostility, or simple disregard toward those who are different, our challenge is to lift up our common humanity, and our inherent dignity and worth as beings b’tzelem Elohim, reflecting the divine image.

    Click here to return to the main “Embracing the Stranger” page)

    https://archive.reconstructingjudaism.org/collection/wider-world

    Posted on: 2017/08/18 - 12:46pm

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