The Reconstructionist Synagogue of the North Shore (RSNS) was founded in the late 1950s by a group of families looking to form a committed and caring community based on the tenets of Reconstructionist Judaism and issues of social concern. The congregation has grown slowly and steadily through the years. Our membership is diverse in age, profession, interest, background, and Jewish education.
We belong enthusiastically, with the understanding that the synagogue community thrives and is enriched by the participation of its membership. Through the numerous activities, committees, and functions of our synagogue, members are able to find a way to participate and add their experience and talent to the community. Members may participate in committees including Social Action, Education, Mutual Support, Ritual, Fundraising, as well as Choir, Special Events, and more.
RSNS has a long history of participation in the leadership of the larger Reconstructionist movement. Our members have supported the Rabbinic College since its formation and sat on the board of the Joint Reconstructionist Federation, the congregational organization. In recent years, the College and JRF were combined into one overarching organization, now called Reconstructing Judaism (“RJ”), and RSNS members participated in that process as well. David Sigman has been active in fundraising and governance issues of the combined organization since stepping down as President of RSNS in 2010, following in the footsteps of members such as Harriet Feiner, Jacques Pomeranc, Myrna Sigman and Hans Grunwald.
We are pleased to say that David Sigman joined the Board of Governors of RJ starting in March 2020. "I had the opportunity of presenting to the Board a number of times in the last 10 years and have been impressed with how well it deals with the wide range of issues associated with the College, the congregations and the summer camps under the leadership of Rabbi Deborah Waxman, the President, and a very strong staff. Board members come from Reconstructionist synagogues all over the country and the world. We’ll continue to meet by video conference to work through the inevitable operational and funding issues of the current health crisis. I invite members to email me with their questions about the Movement and urge everyone to support our mission." -David A. Sigman