- The Union for Reform Judaism (URJ)
- Jewish Reconstructionist Communities
- Reform Judaism - new general interest website
- Ritual Well - Website containing creative rituals for life cycle and other events, sponsored by the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College
- On Reconstructionist Faith and Belief - Short video by Rabbi Richard Hirsh, former Executive Director of the Reconstructionist Rabbinical Assoication, describing basic ideas of Reconstructionist Judaism
DULUTH AREA LINKS
- Baeumler-Kaplan Holocaust Memorial Lecture Series - The Baeumler-Kaplan Holocaust Commemoration is an annual event in the College of Liberal Arts.
- CHUM - CHUM provides core social safety net programs which include emergency food, shelter, advocacy, and outreach to over 7,000 hungry, homeless and low-income people each year.
- Oreck-Alpern Interreligious Forum
- Twin Ports Jewish Young Adults - Find us on Facebook. We are a diverse group of young adult Jews (20's and 30's) in the Twin Ports. You don't have to be a Temple member (or Temple goer). We look to make connections between people looking for food, conversation, and general amusement.
SUMMER AND GAP YEAR PROGRAMS FOR CHILDREN, TEENS AND YOUNG ADULTS
- OSRUI - Olin-Sang-Ruby Union Institute (Reform movement summer camp)
- Camp JRF - Reconstructionist movement summer camp
- Herzl Camp - Independent trans-denominational Jewish summer camp
- Campship application [Please contact Temple Israel office for scholarship forms and information]
- Tivnu - Summer programs for high schoolers and gap year program for new high school grads to work on home building and other social justice projects in Portland, Oregon
MISCELLANEOUS JEWISH LINKS
- MINNESOTA JEWISH THEATRE COMPANY
- Burning Bush Adventures - Wildernesss trips and more on Jewish themes
- Judaism and Science - "a discussion about Judaism and science, about fact and fiction, fantasy and faith."
- Jewish Vegetarians of North America
WEEKLY PARSHA LINKS
- Parsha Thoughts & More - Rachel Anisfeld holds a PhD in Rabbinic Literature from the University of Pennsylvania. Her new book is Sustain Me With Raisin-Cakes: Pesikta deRav Kahana and the Popularization of Rabbinic Judaism (Brill, 2009). She lives in Albany, NY.
- Shabbat Shalom from Rabbi Shlomo Riskin - Weekly parasha commentaries from modern Orthodox perspective. Rabbi Riskin is an American born rabbi who resides in Israel.
- Reform Voices of Torah - Weekly parasha commentary from the Union for Reform Judaism
- Weekly Social Justice Torah Commentary - "Dvar Tzedek" is a weekly Torah commentary from American Jewish World Service that applies lessons from the weekly Torah portion to issues of social justice. Commentators come from a variety of Jewish movements and backgrounds.
- Torah from JTSA - Text of and commentary about the weekly portion from the Jewish Theological Seminary of America (Conservative rabbinical school in New York City)
- Hadesh Yameinu: Renew Our Days -- Weekly Torah Discussions - Parashat Hashavua reflections by Reconstructionist Rabbi Ron Aigen of Congregation Dorshei Emet, Montreal
DULUTH JEWISH HISTORY RESOURCES
- "My Jews of Duluth" by Len Traubman - a family history of the earliest Jewish settlers in Duluth
- Remembering an earlier Duluth - Reminiscences of Ernestine Traubman (1906-2009)
- History of Jewish Immigration to Duluth - Video of a presentation by Temple Israel member Bob Goldish on the history of Jewish immigration to Duluth. The presentation took place in July 2011 at the Duluth Art Institute.
- Friends of B'nai Abraham - a living heritage of Jewish life on the Iron Range and in Northern Minnesota
- Ktzat Ivrit ["A Little Hebrew"] - A free daily dose of modern Hebrew -- teaching you new words as well as the cultural background behind them.
SPIRITUAL PREPARATION FOR THE DAYS OF AWE
Sources on Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur and meditations for Elul
- Rabbi Yael Levy's meditations for Elul: "An Accounting of the Soul" - Daily meditations from Rabbi Yael Levy of Reconstructionist congregation Mishkan Shalom (Philadelphia, PA)
- Jewels of Elul - Meditations for each day of Elul by Reform Jewish writers, collected and introduced by Craig Taubman (To subscribe click on "Receive a Jewel a Day" at the top of the page reached through this link)