As a retired congregational rabbi, Michael Remson has unique insight into rabbi-congregational relationships. In this article, he reapplies those "lessons learned" onto the transition of life after a divorce. This article also includes a supplement called a "Divorce in Reconstructionist Life" by Rabbi Margot Stein.
In this article, Rabbi Michael Tayvah guides us through 350 years of Mikve Israel-Emanuel's existence, from its early beginnings as an emigrated Portuguese community to its affiliation with the Reconstructionist movement in 1964. This is an incredible history of the "oldest continuous Jewish community in the Americas."
As a young man, reading Mordecai Kaplan helped Chuck Konigsberg to reconcile his mind and his heart when it came to Jewish ritual. Konigsberg's article is an answer to those who feel that belief and observance are at odds.
Judith Herbst's early expulsions from Hebrew school, coupled with a childhood love for German bologna and Christmas trees, somehow landed her on the Ritual Committee at Kehillath Shalom. This turn-around would be enough to make a mother plotz.