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The RRC Community

Several regularly scheduled offerings enhance your community experience at RRC.

College Time

This weekly program is an integral part of our academic calendar, providing important opportunities for guest speakers and community-wide conversations. College Time brings to the fore issues central to many at RRC—addressing, for example, social justice or environmentalism.

In February 2012, author, scholar and activist Jay Michaelson delivered the annual Louis Bunis Lecture to the community. Listen to his talk below, in which he proposes that there are distinctively queer voices and perspectives beginning to enrich the Jewish conversation—much as women’s voices have done over the last generation. 

Jay Michaelson: “Beyond Leviticus: Queering God, Torah, and Israel” (46 minutes)

Meditation

On Thursday mornings, interested faculty and students meet for a silent meditation in the College's meditation room, a dedicated space in which community members can engage in their own contemplative practice.  The Meditation Room also is the site for special, occasional programs on meditation throughout the year. 

Davenning

RRC offers a variety of davenning options during the school week, including Shakharit and Minkha daily. Our services help build community and foster creative spiritual development. Services are volunteer-led and each leader brings a unique voice and style.  Davenning options frequently include alternative spiritual practices such as meditation, drumming and chanting, as well as more traditional communal prayer.

Shabbatonim

Shared celebrations of Shabbat and holidays are an important part of your experience at RRC. Several times each year, Shabbatonim—seminars and retreats for students and faculty—offer opportunities for extended discussion, study and celebration.