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April 4, 2017

Raise a Glass to Freedom

Remember the Hamilton Haggadah, the take on the Passover story that also pays homage to the brilliant Broadway musical? It's back, and this time, it can be used for the entire Seder!  MORE
Rabbi David Teutsch and Bryan Schwartzman
March 22, 2017

Jewish Values and Journalism Ethics

Rabbi David Teutsch, Ph.D., discusses the role of the free press in the Jewish community and American society, and what Jewish values can teach us about journalism ethics.  MORE
March 3, 2017

The Cornerstone of a Better World

A powerful Reconstructionist message responding to recent acts of anti-Semitism, as well as inspiring examples of the “best of humanity.” MORE
The First Reconstructionist Journey
February 10, 2017

The First Reconstructionist Journey

In December, the Reconstructionist movement ran its first Birthright Israel trip. Participants have published essays about their experience in The Times of Israel and eJewishphilanthropy. MORE
Rabbi Deborah Waxman
February 1, 2017

Light through the cracks

In a piece for The Times of Israel Rabbi Deborah Waxman, Ph.D., , offers a response to recent events that is personal, political and deeply religious.  MORE
US Supreme Court
February 1, 2017

Statement on Supreme Court Nominee Judge Neil Gorsuch

The Reconstructionist Rabbinical Association and the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College express grave concerns over the nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch to the US Supreme Court to fill the seat left empty by the death of Justice Antonin Scalia almost one year ago.  MORE
Elsie Stern, Ph.D.
January 24, 2017

American Values, Religious Voices

Two RRC professors are part of an effort in which scholars of religion will, for the first 100 days of the new administration, be sending letters to the president, vice president, cabinet secretaries and members of the House and Senate.  MORE
Rabbi Nancy Fuchs Kreimer, Ph.D.
January 13, 2017

New RRC Project for Multifaith Campus Chaplaincy

The Reconstructionist Rabbinical College has received a three-year, $425,000 grant from the Henry Luce Foundation to support an innovative program to empower chaplains to enhance multifaith encounters on college campuses. MORE
Photo of Mackenzie Reynolds
January 13, 2017

Have You No Decency? Midrash and the Centrality of Love

At a recent gathering of synagogue presidents and rabbis at the Society for the Advancement of Judaism in New York, rabbinical student Mackenzie Reynolds offered a  d'var  Torah that speaks to our uncertain times.  MORE