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  1. Reconstructing Judaism Joins More than 375 Interfaith Groups Urging Biden to Expedite Refugee Efforts

    Following Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky’s March 16 speech to Congress, more than 375 Jewish and other faith-based groups and organizations urged President Joe Biden to take immediate steps to welcome refugees from Ukraine. Jewish Federations of North America spearheaded the March 18 letter. Click here to view the PDF of the letter and see the full list of organizations that signed on. 

    Dear President Biden,

    https://archive.reconstructingjudaism.org/news/reconstructing-judaism-joins-more-375-interfaith-groups-urging-biden-expedite-refugee-efforts

    Posted on: 2022/03/22 - 11:29am

  2. Convention Press Release

    Since the first Reconstructionist congregation was founded a century ago, the Reconstructionist movement has served as a laboratory for innovation in Jewish life. B’Yachad: Reconstructing Judaism Together, the upcoming movement-wide convention, will likewise model creative Jewish expression for the present and future, Reconstructing what it means to gather safely, purposefully and joyfully. 

    https://archive.reconstructingjudaism.org/news/reconstructionist-set-gather-person-and-virtually-highlight-present-and-imagine-future

    Posted on: 2022/03/04 - 11:29am

  3. Society for Jewish Ethics

    The Reconstructionist movement is being well represented at the 2022 Annual Meeting of the Society of Jewish Ethics, taking place Jan. 6-9 over Zoom. In fact, in terms of the number of presenters —at least three — the movement will have a greater presence at this year’s virtual gathering than at any time since the first conference was held in 2003. 

    https://archive.reconstructingjudaism.org/news/reconstructionists-featured-society-jewish-ethics-conference

    Posted on: 2022/01/04 - 11:30am

  4. NEH Grant

  5. Responding to antisemitism by growing community, deepening commitments and building coalitions

    This article was originally published in the eJewish Philanthropy by Rabbi Deborah Waxman, Ph.D., president and CEO of Reconstructing Judaism. It was adapted from a longer, forthcoming essay.

     

    https://archive.reconstructingjudaism.org/news/responding-antisemitism-growing-community-deepening-commitments-and-building-coalitions

    Posted on: 2021/10/28 - 5:57pm

  6. Creating Radically Welcoming Communities

    On June 30, 2021, Rabbi Sandra Lawson (she/her) led a racial justice workshop called Creating Radically Welcoming Communities. This workshop was part of a series of racial justice workshops called Looking within for Communical Change, organized and produced by Philadelphia’s Center City Kehillah. Reconstructing Judaism proudly co-sponsored Rabbi Lawson’s workshop with the Jewish Federation of Philadelphia and the Board of Rabbis of Greater Philadelphia.

    https://archive.reconstructingjudaism.org/news/creating-radically-welcoming-communities

    Posted on: 2021/07/19 - 2:55pm

  7. Center for Jewish Ethics Awards Whizin Prize to Essay Focusing on Role of Women in Modern Orthodoxy

  8. We Must Work to Ensure that the January 6th Insurrection Will Not Disrupt American Democracy

    Reconstructionist Jews embrace living in both Jewish civilization and secular society. At the nexus of the Jewish and American civilizations is a wholehearted embrace of democracy. For us, democracy translates into practice the core principle of betzelem Elohim, the recognition that every individual is created in the image of God. Democracy advances millennia of Jewish experiments in self-governance, while also allowing deep and meaningful engagement with other ethnic and religious groups and full participation in broader society.

    https://archive.reconstructingjudaism.org/news/we-must-work-ensure-january-6th-insurrection-will-not-disrupt-american-democracy

    Posted on: 2021/01/07 - 7:36pm

  9. Navigating the Coronavirus: Jewish Values to Guide Institutions and Individuals Now

    By Rabbi Mira Beth Wasserman, Ph.D.

    Originally published in eJewish Philanthropy on June 2, 2020.

    https://archive.reconstructingjudaism.org/news/navigating-coronavirus-jewish-values-guide-institutions-and-individuals-now

    Posted on: 2020/06/04 - 9:13am

  10. Whizin Prize 2020 News Item

    The Center for Jewish Ethics, affiliated with the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College, sponsors an annual essay contest to encourage innovative thinking on contemporary Jewish ethics. The prize was established in 2004 through the generosity of Bruce Whizin, a philanthropist with an abiding interest in Jewish ethics. Rabbinical students and graduate students are eligible to submit work for consideration.   

    https://archive.reconstructingjudaism.org/news/whizin-prize-essay-explores-place-obligation-modern-jewish-thought

    Posted on: 2020/05/21 - 10:34am

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