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The Role of Non-Jews in Reconstructionist Congregations

In February, 2008, the Jewish Reconstructionist Federation released a summary of their report on the "Boundaries and Opportunities" report on the role of non-Jews in affiliated Reconstructionist congregations
Type: Policy

Walking the Walk: The Sacred Art of Energy Conservation

Rabbi Brant Rosen makes a passionate plea, textually based, for building an environmentally sustainable synagogue. His own congregation, The Jewish Reconstructionist Congregation (JRC) of Evanston, IL is an example.
Type: Dvar Torah

References for a Values-Based Decision Making Approach to Greening Synagogues

A collection of resources that help groups engaging in a values-based decision making approach to greening congregational spaces. The list is divided into print and online materials.
Type: Bibliography

Zionism And Communal Covenant: A Reconstructionist Approach To Essential Jewish Principals

In 2004, the JRF Israel Policies Task Force issued a report calling for a recommitment to Zionism. This excerpt from that report explores Kaplan's definition of "New Zionism." It also discusses how a communal covenant could strengthen the relationships among the Reconstructionist community, Israel and the broader Jewish community.
Type: Policy

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