Between 1995 and 1997, Dr. Shoshana Silberman surveyed 889 Jewish students about God. In the winter of 2006, Dr. Silberman repeated the survey with Reconstructionist students. This report compares the results of the two surveys.
In 2007, JRF launched its third Omer text-study initiative. That year's theme was sustainability. These texts were compiled from Jewish tradition (including contemporary and Reconstructionist texts) to help participants develop their own teachings.
Rabbi Shai Gluskin offers a personal reflection on setting limits as a parent and the personal growth he experienced as a result of deeply engaging with that aspect of parenting. The author looks towards some of the language of Jewish mysticism to help explain the balance of unconditional and conditional love; both are needed in the raising of children.
This program, designed for middle school through adult learners, explores four different perspectives on counting the Omer. It is based on the four children of the Passover seder and includes discussion questions at the end.