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
Reconstructing Judaism / formerly Jewish Reconstructionist Communities
“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
By Jacob J Staub What can we in the American Jewish community do to infuse our conversations with a tone of mutual respect and open-hearted listening, even when we disagree? The Jewish world needs a number of models to approach these conversations. Here is one way that digital … [Read more...] about Sowing the Seeds of Constructive Evolution