Reconstructionist Rabbinical College

Reconstructionists Pick First Woman, Lesbian As Denominational Leader

10/10/2013
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NEW YORK  — The Reconstructionist Rabbinical College selected Deborah Waxman, a rabbi and historian of American Judaism, as its new president.

Niddah Beyond The Kallah Class

05/22/2012
Staff Writer

When Yeshivat Maharat, the school that trains Orthodox women as spiritual and halachic leaders, started last fall to plan its first public symposium, Dean Rabba Sara Hurwitz planned to call the event “Menstruation, Sexuality and Modesty,” but was persuaded to drop the idea.

“We thought nobody would turn up for that,” she said.

Rabba Sara Hurwitz planned an innovative symposium on sexuality in Orthodox community.

Reconstructionist Bodies Set to Merge

02/22/2011

SAN FRANCISCO (JTA) -- The two organizational arms of the Reconstructionist movement are set to merge.

Following a year-and-a-half of negotiations, the boards of the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College and the Jewish Reconstructionist Federation have voted to form one body that will be responsible for Reconstructionist Judaism in North America.

Reconstructionist leaders say the merger will permit better use of limited resources and allow the movement to focus more effectively on its main concerns: education, movement services and social justice.

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