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Brit Adamah Checklist for Home-based Environmental Action

In advance of Tu Bishvat 5767 (2007), students at West End Synagogue organized to try to make a difference in their community. They created a "Brit Adamah," a covenant with the earth, which asked/challenged members of the community to take on a variety personal practices that make a difference in bettering the environment. This is a downloadable Microsoft WORD document, so congregations can easily adapt if for themselves.
Type: Community Discussion Guide

Parashat Noah">"Where Was God?"—Learning About Natural Disasters From Parashat Noah

During disasters and their aftermaths, many people wonder about God’s role in their suffering. This lesson seeks to explore God’s role in tragedy from a Jewish Reconstructionist perspective. This lesson is intended for children ages 8-12.

Type: Lesson Plan

Reconstructionist Sukkot

For Sukkot of 5767 (2006), a group of Midwest congregations decided to collaboratively create a Sukkot supplement for their synagogues. They wanted to bring together ritually oriented folks from multiple synagogues to create something of value that their communities and others could use. Dina April, who was then the JRF regional director, served as organizer and editor for the project.
Type: Ritual

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