Reconstructionist Judaism is a progressive, contemporary approach to Jewish life that integrates a deep respect for traditional Judaism with the insights and ideas ofcontemporary social, intellectual, and spiritual life.
Judaism as the Culture of the Jewish People
Community as Cornerstone
Reconstructionist communities are characterized by their respect for such core values as democratic process, pluralism, and accessibility. In this way, they create participatory, inclusive, egalitarian communities committed to exploring Jewish life with dedication, warmth, and enthusiasm.
Patterns of Practice
Where Reform Judaism emphasizes individual autonomy, Reconstructionism emphasizes the importance of religious community in shaping individual patterns of observance. Belonging to a community leads us to take seriously the patterns of observance within that community; our choices don't exist independently but are made in response to our community as we participate in it. Reconstructionism thus retains a warmly traditional (and fully egalitarian) approach to Jewish religious practice.
- a rabbinical college and synagoge network—Reconstructing Judaism
- an association of rabbis—the Reconstructionist Rabbinical Association (RRA)
Getting in Touch
From the Reconstructing Judaism website: Reconstructing Judaism is the central organization of the Reconstructionist movement. We have originated many of the core innovations of today's Judaism and lead efforts to make our congregations and havurot even more groundbreaking, inclusive and relevant.
Reconstructing Judaism also includes the rabinical college.
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