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Rabbi Lily Solochek poses in front of a tree.

Rabbi Lily Solochek: Taking K-12 Reconstructionist Education to the Next Level

Rabbi Lily Solochek is a key part of a bold new endeavor and has been tasked with taking Reconstructionist education to the next level. They have been named director of Reconstructing Judaism’s new Wenger-Markowitz Family Education Initiative. Funded with a $1 million gift from Reconstructionist leaders Jonathan Markowitz and Ruth Wenger, the initiative will bolster K-12 educational offerings across the Reconstructionist movement.

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Before Google, before Wikipedia, this DIY almanac shaped a Jewish generation

This piece highlights many people who are affiliated with the Reconstructionist movement including Rabbi Michael Strassfeld, a 1991 graduate of the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College and rabbi emeritus of SAJ: Judaism that Stands for All; Betsy Teutsch, an artist, member of a Reconstructionist affiliate, Minyan Dorshei Derekh, and wife of former RRC President, Rabbi David Teutsch; as well as former RRC faculty members Rabbi Arthur Waskow and Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi (z”l .) 

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Sofia Barrett

You Should Know…Sophia Barrett

Two years ago, directly following the collapse of a condominium in the heavily Jewish Surfside, Florida, Sophia Barrett traveled from her South Philadelphia home with her crisis response dog, Teddy, to visit the traumatized town.

Teddy and Barrett visited the families of the victims of the collapse and first responders looking for missing persons in the rubble. They tried to provide comfort to the community there.

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