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US Supreme Court
February 1, 2017

Statement on Supreme Court Nominee Judge Neil Gorsuch

The Reconstructionist Rabbinical Association and the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College/Jewish Reconstructionist Communities 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
Student Elyssa Cherney
December 27, 2016

Finding Holiness in Everyday Experience

RRC student Elyssa Cherney recently won a prestigious competition for a d’var Torah simple called “Holiness.” It is part of Cherney’s larger project to highlight the relevance of Judaism.  MORE
dove of peace
November 24, 2016

Movement Statement on Fires in Haifa

The Reconstructionist Movement expresses solidarity with Israel's firefighters and emergency rescue services who are working tirelessly to combat the spread of multiple wildfires in the Haifa region.MORE
October 31, 2016

Standing with Standing Rock

Members of the Reconstructionist community have joined the movement to halt construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline.     MORE
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