Educational Goals of the Reconstructionist Movement


Present Torah as the ongoing, creative and sacred search for meaning in life; a record of human encounters with the divine.

Recognize that the Jewish people’s experience of God, Torah and peoplehood has changed and grown throughout history.

Focus on Hebrew as the language uniting all Jews and provide programs that help develop language skills that allow for enriched connections with Jewish civilizations of the past, present, and future.

Recognize praying, participation in ritual and text study as expressive modes of Jewish spirituality that can shape Jewish lives.

Encourage active, egalitarian participation with a sense of responsibility for the Jewish community.
Draw students of all ages into caring, committed and knowledgeable relationships with the land and people of Israel.

Seek to understand the human spirit that lies behind diverse Jewish understandings of God and  encourage individuals to reflect on the meaning of godliness in their own lives.

Understand the concept of mitzvah as obligation and perpetuate Jewish values reflected in deeds of social justice and acts of loving-kindness.

We are dedicated to intellectually honest inquiry combined with faithfulness to our tradition and commitment to the continuity of the Jewish people.  We believe this happens best with challenging, caring and supportive learning environments.


                                   --Federation of Reconstructionist Congregations and Havurot

 

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