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When Pragmatists Dream

June 20, 2016

Writing for The Times of Israel, Rabbi Deborah Waxman, Ph.D., echoes our new Dream With Us video and articulates a hopeful, progressive Jewish future.

In the piece, Rabbi Waxman writes that:

We firmly believe that the rich storehouse of Jewish teaching and practice can be drawn upon and reconstructed to help Jews — and the people who love us — to be most fully Jewish and most fully human. Our pragmatic approach helps us rise to the challenges and the many opportunities in this age of openness and create a rich, sustaining progressive Jewish future.

But where we go next is up to us.

According to the Pew Report, about 1 percent of the American Jewish population identifies as Reconstructionist. While we are always seeking to grow our dynamic communities, we know we can’t do it alone.

We know we need partners, fellow dreamers and strivers. We need people who share our commitment to a Judaism that is neither secular nor fundamentalist, that welcomes all, that is upheld by the past and embracing of the future.

We firmly believe that the rich storehouse of Jewish teaching and practice can be drawn upon and reconstructed to help Jews — and the people who love us — to be most fully Jewish and most fully human. Our pragmatic approach helps us rise to the challenges and the many opportunities in this age of openness and create a rich, sustaining progressive Jewish future.

Read the whole piece here.

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