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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
Nathan Kamesar
July 18, 2016

An I-Thou Moment

En route to becoming a rabbi, Nathan Kamesar earned a Master’s degree in nonprofit leadership. His remarks to fellow graduates serve as a profound lesson in Jewish values and human decency. And he cites Martin Buber! We are proud he is one of our students. MORE
July 11, 2016

Hamilton, Chaplaincy, and Confronting Loss

July 12th marks the 212th anniversary of Alexander Hamilton's death. RRC student Emily Cohen, co-author of the Hamilton Hagaddah, discusses what Hamilton's story has taught her about helping others.  MORE
July 10, 2016

Denouncing Racism and Xenophobia.

RRC/ Jewish Reconstructionist Communities joined the Jewish Social Justice Roundtable and a number of other Jewish groups in signing a letter denouncing racism and xenophobia.  MORE
July 7, 2016

Making a Change

Or Hadash in Fort Washington joins the growing list of congregations that are meeting families needs and opting to hold religious school classes once-per-week.  MORE
A rabbi wearing a kippa chats with an imam and Christian cleric.
June 29, 2016

Cultivating Character

Rabbi Nancy Fuchs Kreimer, Ph.D., director of RRCs multifath studies program, recently ran a retreat for religious leaders that focused on sharing spiritual practices.  MORE
June 27, 2016

Camp JRF: Open and Inclusive

JTA, the New Jersey Jewish News and the Forward have each highlighted Camp JRF’s open and inclusive approach, particularly to LGTBQ and transgender campers. MORE
June 23, 2016

After Orlando

Rabbi Malka Packer, RRC ’14, discusses the insecurity she’s felt at being an openly gay woman in the South, especially after Orlando. MORE
At a rally, a man stands in front of a rainbow flag holding a blue Jewish star with the words JPride written on it.
June 21, 2016

An Evolving Community

In telling the ongoing story of LGTBQ Jews, B’nai Brith Magazine features Rabbi Deborah Waxman, Ph.D., and Rabbi Sharon Kleinbaum. MORE
RRC student Sandra Lawson
June 20, 2016

Shaking Up Shabbat

RRC Student Sandra Lawson seeks to reframe where and how Jewish experience happens. She’s bringing Shabbat to a vegan café outside Philadelphia. JTA and The Philadelphia Inquirer have taken notice. MORE
Rabbi Deborah Waxman, Ph.D.
June 20, 2016

When Pragmatists Dream

In her latest piece for The Times of Israel, Rabbi Deborah Waxman, Ph.D., articulates the Reconstructionist vision for the Jewish future. MORE
June 17, 2016

Bat Mitzvah II

About to celebrate her second bat mitzvah, Felice Kirsh reflects on a famous guest at her first: Mordecai Kaplan.  MORE

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