RRC Logo

Get Email Updates!

News from RRC

Rabbi Mordechai Liebling stands next to a Golden Calf.
April 20, 2016

The Sin of the Golden Calf

Rabbi Mordechai Liebling, director of RRCs Social Justice Organizing program, led a ritual focused on the Golden Calf as part of a Democracy Awakening protest in Washington, D.C. MORE
April 18, 2016

The Hamilton Haggadah

Two of our incredible students were just featured in the Washington Post for their work creating a haggadah parodying the musical Hamilton. MORE
April 15, 2016

RRC Student Marching in Democracy Spring!

RRC student Michael Pollack had a transformative experience, marching from Philadelphia to Washington, D.C., with Democracy Spring, a nonpartisan protest movement MORE
April 6, 2016

Welcoming Congregations

Reconstructionist congregations are well-represented on a new list of synagogues that are perceived as welcoming to Jews of color. MORE
April 6, 2016

A New Home for CBST

Mazal tov to Rabbi Sharon Kleinbaum, '90, and all the other RRC grads who lead Congregation Beit Simchat Torah (CBST). The congregation's new home is just incredible! MORE
Robert Crawley, a.k.a. Lord Grantham
March 9, 2016

Traditions, Traditions

Missing Downton Abbey already? Here an unlikely comparison of a British aristocrat to the hapless dairy farmer.   MORE
Cartoon images of Hillel and Shammai argue.
February 23, 2016

Why Can't We Be Friends?

RRC Students examine an ugly incident described in the Talmud and ask what it can teach us about conflict resolution. MORE
Two people holding hands with wedding ring visable
February 9, 2016

Marriage Equality and Religious Freedom

Writing for The Times of Israel, Rabbi Deborah Waxman, Ph.D., juxtaposes the progress of marriage equality in North America with the lack of gains in Israel. MORE
Women of the Wall hold a Torah service at the Kotel.
February 1, 2016

Statement on Historic Western Wall Compromise

The Israeli cabinate made the historic decision to dramatically expand egalitarian prayer space at Judaim's holiest site. The Reconstructionist movement celebrates this development and hopes it sparks further progress on religious  liberty in Israel. MORE
January 29, 2016

Meeting the Neighbors

Rabbinical students gained insight into an African-American Muslim community and, perhaps, a glimpse of what a deeper relationship might look like.  MORE
Rabbi Deborah Waxman
January 26, 2016

Welcoming the Stranger

In an op-ed piece in Philadelphia's Jewish Exponent, Rabbi Deborah Waxman, Ph.D., compellingly argues in favor of a robust and compassionate refugee program.  MORE