Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks
Reflections One Year later (listen to the audio)
Recovery After Tree of Life Shooting
CBS 60 Minutes - October 20, 2019
One Year Later - The path to recovery after Tree of Life attack
The Fight to Make Meaning out of a Massacre
The Atlantic September 2019
Dor Hadash Exemplifies Virtues of Reconstructionist Judaism
Pittsburgh Jewish Chronicle September 18, 2019
Dor Hadash, targeted in massacre, declines to take part in Trump's Rosh Hashanah call Pittsburgh Post Gazette September 27, 2019
Dor Hadash exemplifies virtues of Reconstructionist Judaism
Pittsburgh Post Gazette September 23, 2019
Congregation Dor Hadash is Pittsburgh’s only Reconstructionist Jewish Congregation. We are inclusive, egalitarian, and member-led. We are an active, socially engaged, community-oriented congregation, and we are passionate about repairing the world (tikkun olam). We are proud of our history of advocating for our vision of a shared society in which diversity is celebrated. Through community and social action, we strive to tear down the walls that divide us while seeking to build a more just, thriving, and inclusive world for all of us.
Our hearts go out to the victims who were harmed in the anti-semitic attack in Monsey, New York in the home of Rabbi Chaim L. Rottenberg during a celebration on the seventh night of Hanukkah. The Chabad community asks that we pray for the wounded:
Yosef ben Perel
Chaim ben Vittel
Shlomo ben Vittel
Naftali Tzvi ben Gila
Nachman ben Elka
This terrible attack occurred in a private home, following a week of violence toward the Orthodox Community in Brooklyn, N.Y.
These acts of domestic terrorism cannot be ignored as isolated crimes. They are hate crimes. As Jews, we stand in solidarity with all Jews and all people who face discrimination, violence and hate due to race, gender and religion in America and abroad.
As I write this email, there is breaking news of a shooting at a church in Fort Worth Texas. We must continue to stand up and speak out against hatred, in the face of continuous and overwhelming news. Our work against gun violence and our support of immigrants must continue with greater diligence than ever.
Submitted by Donna Coufal
Reconstructionist Judaism is a politically and religiously progressive Jewish movement that approaches both life and Judaism with a deep consideration of the past and a desire to create and share new ways of being Jewish and practicing our faith in the present. Reconstructionists often say that the past has a vote but not a veto.
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