Here are some basic documents from the jrf.org website to get you started learning about Reconstructionism and the Reconstructionist movement. For information about affiliating with JRF go to the Affiliating with JRF page.

Article: Is Reconstructionist Judaism For You?

By JRF
An introduction to the philosophy, theology, values, practice and organization of the Reconstructionist Movement.

Article: Perhaps You Belong In A Reconstructionist Community
By JRF
An overview of Reconstructionist philosophy and community life, plus testimonials from members of Reconstructionist congregations.

FAQ: Reconstructionism on One Foot
By Rabbi Les Bronstein
A two page description of Reconstructionist Judaism from the perspective of three pillars of Judaism: Torah, prayer and ritual, and mitzvot (commandments).

FAQ: What Are The Institutions Of The Reconstructionist Movement?

By JRF
Descriptions and contact information for the three branches of the Reconstructionist Movement: the Jewish Reconstructionist Federation (JRF), the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College (RRC) and the Reconstructionist Rabbinical Association (RRA).

Article: Who Is A Reconstructionist Jew?

By JRF
A detailed description of the ideology, philosophy and practice of Reconstructionist Jews and their relation to the larger Jewish community, past, present and future.

Article: A Brief History of Voting
By Rabbi Jacob Chinitz
Article discussing Jewish views and experiences with voting. From the Reconstructionist, October/November 1988.

Article: Defining the Open Door
By The Reconstructionist Editorial Staff
Editorial about Immigration. From the Reconstructionist, April/May 1985.

Article: Is Reconstructionist Judaism For You?
By JRF
An introduction to the philosophy, theology, values, practice and organization of the Reconstructionist Movement.

Article: Patrlineal Descent and Same Sex Parents: New Definitions of Idenity

By Rabbi Renee Bauer
Article from the Reconstructionist, Spring 2006.

Article: Perhaps You Belong In A Reconstructionist Community
By JRF
An overview of Reconstructionist philosophy and community life, plus testimonials from members of Reconstructionist congregations.
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