By Rabbi Deborah Waxman and Seth Rosen As leaders of the Reconstructionist movement - a small but historically influential stream of Judaism - we had the great honor of spending this past weekend with the members of Dor Hadash, one of our affiliated communities. Nearly one … [Read more...] about Dor Hadash Exemplifies Virtues of Reconstructionist Judaism
Reconstructing Judaism / formerly Jewish Reconstructionist Communities
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, philanthropist with … [Read more...] about From Kant to Jewish Sexual Perspectives, Essay Contest Reflects Depth of Thought in Jewish Ethics
“Jewish Values & the Ethical Now: A Conference in Celebration of Rabbi David A. Teutsch, Ph.D” will test a new model for exploring such questions. Organized by the Levin-Lieber Program in Jewish Ethics, a project of the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College’s Center for Jewish … [Read more...] about Jewish Ethics Conference Gathers Academics, Rabbis and Communal Leaders to Explore Contemporary Questions in a Jewish Framework
By Steven Windmueller, Ph.D.
When institutions make new leadership choices, what criteria drive their selections? A set of significant structural and policy issues confront educational institutions today. This is especially the case for our Jewish seminaries. The decline of … [Read more...] about Leading from the Outside In:
Examining a Different Institutional Leadership Model For JTS-HUC-AJU
By Seth Rosen and Rabbi Deborah Waxman We write shortly before the opening of the first Reconstructionist convention in eight years, and shortly after the tragic and terrible events at Tree of Life * Or L’Simcha Synagogue in Pittsburgh. This event hit especially close to home s … [Read more...] about The Importance of Holy Conversation