Call Number/Author/Title

181 Alpert, Rebecca T. & Jacob J. Staub Exploring Judaism – A Reconstructionist Approach
This offers an easy access to Reconstructionist thought. The revised edition is best.

181 Eisenstein, Ira: Eis Creative Judaism
Mordecai Kaplan’s son-in-law writes with deep conviction about his mentor’s philosophy.


181 Kaplan, Mordecai,  Not So Random Thoughts
This is one of Kaplan’s most accessible books. Ideas are presented in quotes and quotable forms.

181 Kaplan, Mordecai M., Judaism as a Civilization
This is Kaplan’s major work and the book that convinced me I was a Reconstructionist!


181 Kaplan, Mordecai M., The Future of the American Jew
Valuable and visionary ( but a bit dated as well).

181.1 Kaplan, Mordecai M., The Meaning of God in Modern Jewish Religion
The major work on the Reconstructionist view of God.

799 Eisenstein, Ira, Reconstructing Judaism: An Autobiography

This book helps to bring Kaplan and his times to life.

Mel Scult’s Biography of Kaplan: Judaism for the Twentieth Century