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About Us

JRC is a diverse, participatory, and sacred community dedicated to a daring, deeply-rooted Judaism.

Jewish Reconstructionist Congregation is known for its cutting-edge approach to creating Jewish Community. Our congregation is imbued with joyful spirituality, intellectual curiosity, inclusivity, and deep commitment to social justice. The heart of JRC is our diverse group of members, who find connection and meaning in our rituals, services, vast Jewish learning experiences, community events, and abounding opportunities to make lifelong friends.

 

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Our Fantastic Clergy Team

JRC is blessed to be led by three outstanding clergy. Rabbi Rachel Weiss grew up at JRC and passionately, soulfully, and intentionally leads our congregation with a life-long understanding and commitment to Reconstructionist Judaism. Cantor Howard Friedland has led us joyfully and lovingly in song and prayer for 20 years and guides our B’nai Mitzvah students. Rabbi David Eber, Assistant Rabbi for Education, infuses our religious school with Reconstructionist teaching, practices, and spirit.

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Our Amazing Community

JRC members are smart, savvy, creative people who represent a rainbow of passions and priorities. We celebrate community and thrive through our grass-roots, collaborative philosophy. Our focus on Tikkun Olam, life-long learning, and Chesed connect us and sustain us through the challenges we face as individuals, as Haverim, and as members of the global community.

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Our Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

Our congregation is as diverse as the American Jewish community, including interfaith families, people of color, LGBTQ members, those with disabilities, members at any age, marital status, and level of observance. JRC provides a space for each member to connect with Judaism in any way that feels authentic and personal.

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Living Our Green Values

In 2008, we built a highly acclaimed green building, the first platinum LEED-certified synagogue in North America. We remain committed to best environmental and sustainability practices.