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Parashat Noah: A Community Discussion for Disaster Planning

What are the provisions that we have made in our community to care for our members if a disaster should strike during the operation of the building? How much can this community invest in this preparation? These are just two of the questions raised in this thoughtful guide to a community discussion on a topic most people want to avoid.
Type: Community Discussion Guide

Reconstructionist Response to Conservative Movement Decision on Gay Ordination and Commitment Ceremonies

On December 6, 2006 the Law and Standards Committee of the Conservative movement passed a teshuva, an opinion on Jewish law, which permits same-sex commitment ceremonies and the ordination of gay/lesbian rabbis. This statement is the Reconstructionist movement's immediate response to Conservative Announcement.
Type: Policy

Enhancing the Rabbi-Congregational Partnership

In March of 2005, the Greater Metropolitan New York Regional Council sponsored a presentation on the complex relationship between Rabbis and congregations. The article summarizes the main points of the presentation that is based upon the The Rabbi-Congregational Relationship: A Vision for the 21st Century
Type: RT Article

Preparing for a Rabbinic Sabbatical From the Perspective of the Congregational Leadership

This document is designed to help Reconstructionist communities prepare for a rabbinic sabbatical as a time of growth—for the rabbi and the community. It relates to the biblical agricultural sabbatical and includes an outline of questions to shape planning.

Type: How to

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