By Cyd WeissmanAugust 11, 2020 Now that Joe Biden has telegraphed his pick for vice president, Kamala Harris, let’s give credit to the woman who stepped out first: Victoria Claflin Woodhull. In 1872, before women had the right to vote, Woodhull ran for president against U … [Read more...] about When Women Have a Seat and a Voice at the Table
Reconstructing Judaism / formerly Jewish Reconstructionist Communities
By Rabbi Jessica Rosenberg I decided to go to the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College to learn more about trauma. I went to learn about my people, where we came from and what happened to us that impacted who and how we are. I became a rabbi so that I could potentially have … [Read more...] about Trauma, Healing & Resilience for Rabbis, Jewish Educators and Organizers
By Rabbi Mira Beth Wasserman, Ph.D.
In recent weeks, North American Jews have entered a new phase in our collective confrontation with the novel coronavirus. Even as the illness continues to spread and the death toll rises, pressures are mounting to return to work and to open … [Read more...] about Navigating the Coronavirus:
Jewish Values to Guide Institutions and Individuals Now
The Reconstructionist movement’s Shavuot All Night Learning is a Tikkun Leyl Shavuot (an all-night study of Torah in its broadest sense.) It will bring together teachers, performers, learners, students, creatives and seekers across the globe into each other’s homes to celebrate th … [Read more...] about Shavuot: Coming Together Across the Globe to Learn Through the Night, In Our Homes
By Rachael Burgess, Rachel Forth and Jackie Land Our organization’s annual Spring fundraiser in the Chesapeake area was fast approaching. On April 19, we expected a large number of people from seven area Reconstructionist Jewish congregations to attend. Event planning and r … [Read more...] about Turning an In-Person Fundraiser Into a Successful Online Event