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Reconstructionist Judaism

Reconstructionists believe that Judaism is an "evolving religious civilization." The movement does not believe in a personified deity that is active in history and does not believe that God chose the Jewish people. Reconstructionists observe halakhah (Jewish Law) if they choose to, not because it is a binding Law from God, but because it is a valuable cultural remnant.
About Reconstructionist Judaism
Reconstructionist Judaism is a progressive, contemporary approach to Jewish life that integrates a deep respect for traditional Judaism with the insights and ideas of contemporary social, intellectual and spiritual life.
Directory of Reconstructionist Congregations
This lists includes names and contact information for Reconstructionist congregations and and learning groups throughout North America.
Jewish Reconstructionist Federation (JRF)
Jewish Reconstructionist Federation is the organization of congregations that are part of the fourth (and youngest) recognized branch of American Judaism.
Kolot trains Reconstructionist Rabbinical College (RRC) rabbinical students and other Jewish leaders, advances scholarship, develops resources, and provides programs in the fields of Jewish women's and gender studies for Jews across the denominational spectrum
No’ar Hadash
No’ar Hadash (Hebrew for "New Youth") promotes and fosters creative, innovative, and fun Jewish youth programming from a uniquely Reconstructionist Jewish perspective.
Rabbi Brant Rosen's Blog
Rabbi Brant Rosen is the Rabbi of the Jewish Reconstructionist Congregation (JRC) in Evanston, Illinois. This blog - “Shalom Rav” - was nominated for Best Jewish Religious Blog in the 2007 Jewish and Israeli Blog Awards.
Rabbi Daniel Brenner's Blog
Reconstructionist Rabbi Daniel Brenner has written for Crosscurrents, The Infinite Mind, Killing the Buddha, Beliefnet, The Jewish Week, The Living Pulpit, Spirituality & Health and The Forward. In 2004, he received a Simon Rockower Award for Excellence in Jewish Journalism.
Rabbi David Kominsky's Blog
Rabbi David Kominsky, a graduate of the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College, works as a community rabbi in Portland, Oregon. He helps people create meaningful lifecycle rituals that are Jewishly authentic and tailored to the individuals involved. He also works with organizations to help them integrate spirituality into their everyday functioning.
Rabbi Joe Blair's Blog
Rabbi Joe Blair, the Reconstructionist Rabbi of Temple House of Israel in Staunton Virginia, blogs about contemporary Jewish life.
Rabbi Shai Gluskin's Blog
Rabbi Shai Gluskin works at the JRF (Jewish Reconstructionist Federation).
Reconstructionist Divrei-Torah
The Jewish Reconstructionist Federation provides Divrei Torah about each Torah portion.
Reconstructionist Rabbinical Association (RRA)
The Reconstructionist Rabbinical Association (RRA), established in 1974, is the professional association of Reconstructionist rabbis.
Reconstructionist Rabbinical College (RRC)
Reconstructionism Rabbinical College approaches Judaism as an evolving religious civilization, and trains rabbis who bring ancient wisdom into the contemporary world.
Ritualwell.org provides innovative, contemporary Jewish rituals. Ritualwell is a project of Kolot: The Center for Jewish Women’s and Gender Studies at the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College (RRC).
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