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January 29, 2016

Meeting the Neighbors

Rabbinical students gained insight into an African-American Muslim community and, perhaps, a glimpse of what a deeper relationship might look like.  MORE
Rabbi Deborah Waxman
January 26, 2016

Welcoming the Stranger

In an op-ed piece in Philadelphia's Jewish Exponent, Rabbi Deborah Waxman, Ph.D., compellingly argues in favor of a robust and compassionate refugee program.  MORE
December 28, 2015

Judaism, Star Wars, and Feminism

What do Princess Leia and the biblical character Yael have in common? Despite all of their amazing attributes, many think of them solely in terms of their beauty. MORE
A Rabbinical Student's Take on Star Wars
December 21, 2015

Reconstructing Star Wars

Emily Cohen, a fourth year rabbinical student, offers a Reconstructionist take on Star Wars: The Force Awakens. MORE
Rabbi Deborah Waxman and Seth Rosen
December 18, 2015

Hanukkah at the White House

The White House Hanukkah parties have become a who’s who of American Jewish leaders and activists. Guess which movement was well represented at the festivities? MORE
Rabbi Deborah Waxman
December 4, 2015

Statement on the San Bernardino Attacks

RRC / Jewish Reconstructionist Communities' president Rabbi Deborah Waxman, Ph.D., and board chair David Roberts issue a statement about the recent violence in San Bernardino, CA. MORE
Rabbi Deborah Waxman
November 9, 2015

Shaking Up the Jewish World

RRC President Deborah Waxman was named to the Forward’s Top 50 list, along with luminaries Jon Stewart, Bernie Sanders, Emma Sulkowitcz, Jeffrey Tambor and Jill Soloway, and second cousins once-removed Charles and Amy Schumer. MORE
November 5, 2015

Mazal Tov Marilyn Price

Mazal tov to former RRC board member Marilyn Price for winning the Evanston, Illinois Mayor’s Award for the Arts. MORE
October 16, 2015

Thoughts on Arriving in Israel for The World Zionist Congress

RRC President Deborah Waxman is currently in Israel, where she is serving as a delegate to the World Zionist Congress. In this first letter home, she shares her thoughts about being in Israel at this time—amid the growing volatility and violence—and her reports on the progressive contingent’s work at the Congress. MORE


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