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October 21, 2016

Standing Against the Dakota Pipeline

In an op-ed in the Forward, RRC student Miriam Grossman explains how the memory of her grandmother inspired her to spend time at the Standing Rock Reservation and take a stand against the Dakota Pipeline MORE
October 10, 2016

Statement on 9/9 Terrorist Attack

We at RRC/Jewish Reconstructionist Communities are grieving the murders of Levana Malichi,z'l, and Yosef Kirma, z'l, killed yesterday in a terrorist attack in Jerusalem. MORE
October 7, 2016

One Rabbi's Enduring Legacy

Three years later, he and his wife Aviva died tragically. But his legacy lives on in a sermon that rabbis continue to reference and quote. MORE
October 5, 2016

Into the Mystic

Joel Hecker, Ph.D.  has spent six years translating a portion of the Zohar as part of a multinational team of scholars. As a new volume is published, the Philadelphia Inquirer takes note.  MORE
Shimon Peres
September 28, 2016

Mourning a Statesman, Peacemaker and Legend

We mourn the passing of Shimon Peres and celebrate the totality of his life, especially his ceaseless efforts to bring peace to the region. He dreamed of a region transformed by economic cooperation and mutual respect and interaction. May his dream soon be a reality. MORE
September 20, 2016

Meeting a Legend

Rabbi Deborah Waxman, Ph.D., delivered the invocation at an interfaith gathering in Philadelphia featuring U.S. Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.), a legend of the Civil Rights Movement. MORE
September 19, 2016

The Amidah: Community and Quietude

Rabbi Shira Stutman, ’07, of Sixth & I in Washington, D.C., was featured in a PBS’ “Religion and Ethics Newsweekly” extended interview about the Amidah, one of Judaism’s most central and ancient prayers. MORE
dove of peace
September 18, 2016

A Statement From the Movement

The leadership of the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College/Jewish Reconstructionist Communities and the Reconstructionist Rabbinical Association extend our heartfelt condolences and prayers to the victims and families of the frightening acts of violence that have shaken several of our cities this weekend. MORE
Rabbi Miriam Margles, '06
September 16, 2016

New Rabbis, New Challenges

The Canadian Jewish News offers an in-depth, interdenominational look at the changing role of the rabbi and the shifting landscape in which rabbis work. MORE
Rabbi Isabel de Koninck
September 9, 2016

Welcome Back to Campus

RRC graduates like Rabbi Isabelle De Koninck, ’10, are turning college campuses into safe and exciting spaces for students to explore what it means to be a Jewish adult. MORE
September 2, 2016

Leadership in the Age of Bombast

Our divisive, combative political and social environment make it difficult for people with differing perspective to engage one another. How can rabbis lead in such an environment and how can Reconstructionist Judaism be a guide? MORE
Hannah Spiro
August 23, 2016

Havurah on the Hill

RRC student Hannah Spiro’s work with the Hill Havurah in Washington, D.C., is featured in the Washington PostMORE
Rabbi Isaac Saposnik
August 17, 2016

Getting Back on the Balance Beam

In a piece for eJewishphilanthropy.com, Rabbi Isaac Saposnik and Rabbi Jacob Lieberman liken the maintaining of an inclusive and safe camp environment to a balance beam routine: Sometimes things don’t go as planned, but you get back on the beam and move forward. MORE
Rabbi Matan Peled
August 16, 2016

Outside the Box

In his new position as director of education and family programming at Temple Emanu-El of Palm Beach, Rabbi Matan Peled, ‘16’ has been encouraged to think  creatively and develop innovative programs, classes and experiences. MORE
Gabrielle-Kaplan Meyer
August 5, 2016

The Little Gate Crasher

Gabrielle Kaplan Mayer, a Philadelphia-based Jewish educator who earned an MA from RRC in 2001, has published a new book that’s an homage to a great uncle who overcame disability and lived life to the fullest. MORE
Rabbi Ellen Jaffe-Gill
July 21, 2016

Torah for Skeptics

Rabbi Ellen Jaffe-Gill, RRC '14, utilizes an RRC innovation grant to make Torah study accessible to  adult Jews reevaluating what it means to be Jewish.  MORE