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.
Intellectual Origins of the Reconstructionist Movement
Exploring Judaism: A Reconstructionist Approach
by Rabbis Rebecca T. Alpert, '76, and Jacob Staub, '77