God Cafes

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In our culture, talking about our experience of God/the Divine or our relationship with God/the Divine is uncommon and even countercultural. Doing so often satisfies a deep need.

The Torah of Inclusion

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Rabbi Brian Field depicts the work of Judaism Your Way: bridging gaps, reducing gatekeeping in the Jewish community, and offering inclusive services and experiences for all interested in Jewish involvement.

Re-imagining Synagogues and Communities

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Rabbi Rachel Weiss challenges the assumptions of how a synagogue should operate by highlighting multi-generational programming and interfaith activism at Jewish Reconstructionist Congregation (JRC) in Evanston, Ill.

Rabbi as Spiritual Leader

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What is the role of a rabbi in Reconstructionist congregational life? Rabbi Sid Schwarz argues for a unique role in shaping the congregational culture. (Originally published in The Reconstructionist, Fall 1999) Please enable JavaScript to view the comments powered by Disqus.