The mission, goals and objectives reported here are the first ones created for the restructured organization that serves as the lead representative of the Reconstructionist movement. In June 2012, the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College (RRC) combined with the Jewish Reconstructionist Federation. RRC took on the responsibility of providing services and support to affiliated congregations and havurot, and of advancing Reconstructionist Judaism in the wider world.
The central organization that was created represents Reconstructionist Judaism, in partnership with the Reconstructionist Rabbinical Association and Camp JRF. At the same time, it is also the flame-keeper for the Reconstructionist movement in a more fluid sense: for the ideas associated with Reconstructionism; for the congregations, affinity groups and individuals who identify with it; and for the activities and initiatives that Reconstructionist individuals and entities pursue. Fittingly, the plan drew on input from stakeholders throughout the movement.
With this landscape in mind, we plan an extended identity investigation that may result in a new name. In the interim, RRC also identifies as the Jewish Reconstructionist Communities, to signal its broader commitments and responsibilities.
On October 6, 2013, our board of governors adopted a new mission statement:
The Reconstructionist Rabbinical College cultivates and supports Jewish living, learning, and leadership for a changing world.
Read about the shifting environment that surrounds our changing organization.