Welcome to Jewish Reconstructionist Congregation

  • CHIdush: Honing the Skill of Innovation 

    JRC has been chosen as one of nine pioneering synagogues to participate in the program CHIdush: a program to help synagogue schools create compelling educational experiences. Read More

  • DATE CHANGE: Exploring Shabbat Liturgy Through a Reconstructionist Lens

    Class will be canceled on January 24. New dates will be January 31, February 7 and February 14. 


    Photo by: Ravi Ganapathy

  • See all of the heartfelt messages of congratulations to Rabbi Weiss from well wishers and JRC congregates on the Installation Digital Tribute Board. 

  • JRC's Annual Tu B'Shvat Seder 

    Learn about the Jewish relationship to the environment in a casual, all ages, interactive musical celebration of Tu B'Shvat (also known as the birthday for trees).

    Register here

  • Preschool, Plus

    Looking for a NAEYC-accredited preschool imbued with Jewish values and programming for your entire family?

    Register for the 2016-17 school year>

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Welcome Home, Rabbi Weiss!


Meet our new rabbi Rachel Weiss.


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The Green Synagogue


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.

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