The Reconstructionist Congregation of Detroit is comprised of individuals and families from Detroit and the surrounding areas, including Windsor, Canada. We are a lay-led congregation, affiliated with the umbrella organization Reconstructing Judaism. Reconstructionist Judaism is a progressive, contemporary approach to Jewish life which integrates a deep respect for traditional Judaism with the insights and ideas of contemporary social, intellectual and spiritual life. For more information on Reconstructionist Judaism, click here.
The Reconstructionist Congregation of Detroit is the first new synagogue founded in the city of Detroit in the last 25 years. We opened our doors for our first Shabbat service on May 6, 2000. Our synagogue is located downtown, and our guiding principles include a commitment to a continuing Jewish presence in the city of Detroit. Our current space is at 960 E. Jefferson.
RCD is an egalitarian congregation in which men and women have equal rights and responsibilities. We also encourage and depend upon the broad participation of the entire congregation in our activities as we are a lay-led synagogue.
RCD and Congregation T'chiyah are currently holding services and other events jointly. Shabbat services in Detroit are held in our sanctuary the first Saturday of every month at 10:00 AM. All are welcome. For information on our services and other events, see below.