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About Reconstructionist Judaism

Reconstructionist Judaism is the only one of the four major branches of American Judaism that was founded here in the United States. We are a small movement that has had an outsized impact on all forms of progressive Judaism, from the introduction of the bat mitzvah to a rejection of the supernatural origin of Torah. Here you'll find links to a small sampling of introductory explanations of Reconstructionist philosophy, as well as a magazine with more scholarly articles.

For a repository of articles on Reconstructionist life that come from our affiliated congregations and their lay and professional leadership, please visit JewishRecon.org.  

Crash Course on Reconstructionist Judaism

קראו בעברית - מה היא יהדות מתחדשת?

Rabbi Jacob Staub, Ph.D., addresses what makes Reconstructionist Judaism unique and necessary

Rabbi Deborah Waxman, Ph.D., speaks about peoplehood and Reconstructionism

ZEEK Magazine Special Issue on Reconstructionist Judaism

Intellectual Origins of the Reconstructionist Movement

Exploring Judaism: A Reconstructionist Approach
by Rabbis Rebecca T. Alpert, '76, and Jacob Staub, '77