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About Reconstructionism

Reconstructionists define Judaism as more than a religion. For us it is a civilization encompassing history, literature, art and music, land and language.

Our religious tradition is the reflection of our ancestors' search for meaning, purpose, and value. In our own search, we are egalitarian, participatory, and open to varying viewpoints.

Belonging to the Jewish people comes from behaving on believing; through our shared past, and through our communal experience of worship, study and celebration, we affirm our sense of belonging.We are respectful of traditional Jewish practice but also open to new interpretation and forms of religious expression; tradition has "a vote but not a veto."

Our diverse views of God share an emphasis on godliness rather than open the supernatural. We value that power in the universe, which infuses all of creation with a sense of transcendence and impels us to improve the world and ourselves.

We believe we are involved in the evolution of Judaism right now, and are responsible for shaping the spiritual and cultural legacy we will leave to future generations.

Perhaps you are a Reconstructionist - and just don't know it.  

For further reading:

A crash course on Reconstructionist Judaism from Reconstructing Judaism

Intellectual origins of the Reconstructionist Movement from Reconstructing Judaism

Reconstructionist movement passes resolution affirming equal rights for transgender, non-binary and gender non-conforming individuals

 

The central organization of the movement recently changed it's name from Reconstructionist Rabbinical College & Jewish Reconstructionist Communities. to Reconstructing Judiaism. You can view a video talking about the change here:  https://youtu.be/XhCmy5ghPuE and read about it here: https://www.reconstructingjudaism.org/news/who-we-are-and-what-we-do

 

 

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