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Visit the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College - RRC

Fall Institute for Prospective Rabbinical Students

This important program occurs every fall and is designed for serious candidates who want to learn more about RRC. Participants have the opportunity to sit in on classes, meet current students and faculty, learn about student life at RRC, celebrate Shabbat with a Reconstructionist community, and get the information you need to decide about rabbinical school.

Please check back to this page for the date of the 2017 Institute for Prospective Rabbinical Students.

See a sample program

There is no charge for the program and travel subsidies are available; you can also have home hospitality with RRC students during your stay.

For more informaiton contact Rabbi Roni Handler, interim director of admissions and recruitment.  

Individual Visits

Nothing substitutes for a visit to RRCit’s the best way to get to know us. Prospective student visitors are always welcome! Individual visits can be arranged any time during the academic year. You will have an opportunity to sit in on classes, tour our building, meet students, and chat with faculty and staff.

During your visit, you will meet with Rabbi Roni Handler for an informal conversation exploring your interest in rabbinical school. You will have a chance to ask questions about the rabbinical program of studystudent life, the application process and other matters of interest and importance to you.

To schedule a visit, contact Rabbi Roni Handler, interim director of admissions and recruitment.

Meet with the Assistant Vice President for Student Development

During your visit, you will meet with Rabbi Amber Powers. This will give both of you an opportunity to explore your interest in and commitment to rabbinical study. You will have a chance to ask questions about the Reconstructionist approach to educationtitle and degree programsthe rabbinical program of studystudent life and other matters of interest and importance to you.

Tour the Campus

Our facilities are housed in a redbrick, slate-roofed Georgian mansion originally built as a summer home for the Curtis family, publishers of the Saturday Evening Post. Located within Ziegelman Hall are classrooms, administrative staff and a language and media laboratory. An adjoining building houses the state-of-the-art Goldyne Savad Library Center and Ira and Judith Kaplan Eisenstein Reconstructionist Archives and faculty offices.

Meet Students, Faculty and Graduates

Our students, faculty and alumni are a diverse group of individuals who share a passion for Judaism and religious studies, spirituality and learning. The following portraits demonstrate the richness of our student body and faculty, and the range of experience they bring to the classroom.

Rabbi Kevin Bernstein, '07
Rabbi Michelle Greenfield '12
Rabbi Darby Leigh, '08
Tamar Kamionkowski, Ph.D.
Rabbi Michal Woll, '07