Reconstructing Judaism 2018 Convention- Watch This Space For Additional Information

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Convention Highlights:

Thursday, November 15

Affinity group meetings for congregational leadership, workshops, and offsite experiences, including volunteer opportunities and Philly-based programming. 

Friday, November 16

Workshops with rabbis, lay leaders, and a variety of partner organizations, inspiring Kabbalat Shabbat services, and a community Shabbat dinner, sponsored by the board of Reconstructing Judaism. 

Saturday, November 17

Many choices for Shabbat morning services, opportunities for Shabbat learning, a Convention-wide Torah service, and a reception celebrating Reconstructing Judaism and RRC, featuring a concert by Nefesh Mountain.

Sunday, November 18

Additional workshops, in-person plenum meeting, and a Reconstructing Shark Tank where Reconstructionist entrepreneurs will present their plans to a panel of judges.

Workshop themes:

  • Social Justice
  • Jewish Identity
  • Reimagining Communities
  • Teaching Reconstructionism

Convention will also include a program infused with music, many options for daily davening and studying, a pick-up choir, late-night programming, storytelling and open mic, a trip to the National Museum of American Jewish History, yoga, meditation, guided walking tours of Philadelphia and much more! We look forward to seeing you there.

Ticket options:

We are offering a special early bird registration fee of $595 through June 30th for full Convention registration only! This is only $20 more than the cost of Convention in 2010. Full Convention registration includes all programming, Thursday night dinner, Friday lunch and dinner, Saturday breakfast, lunch and reception, and Sunday brunch.

There are several additional options for registration: daily registration (including all programming and meals on the day you register), Friday night dinner and program, and the Saturday night celebration, reception and concert.

In order to register, please pick a ticket type. You may register multiple people in each ticket. After you register for Convention, you will receive a confirmation email with information about hotel registration and the opportunity to donate to the Convention Scholarship Fund to help another Reconstructionist community member attend Convention.

If you have questions or need assistance, please contact Jackie Land at Please click here to request a scholarship to attend Convention.




















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