Nothing substitutes for a visit to RRC – it’s the best way to get to know us. You will have an opportunity to sit in on classes, tour the library and main building, meet students, and chat with faculty and staff. To schedule a visit, contact Rabbi Amber Powers, assistant vice president for enrollment and rabbinic formation. The college is accessible by car or public transportation. Please check directions to RRC before your visit.
This important program occurs every fall and is designed for serious candidates who want to learn more about RRC. The program includes opportunities 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. See a sample program.
Participants will be offered home hospitality with RRC students. There is no charge for the program and travel subsidies are available.
You will have an opportunity to observe first-hand the intimate setting and seminar-style classrooms, led by highly regarded scholars dedicated to ensuring positive, interactive learning experiences. Classes rarely exceed 15 students. Instruction is rigorous, and discussions are lively and informal, designed to engage students and faculty on a personal level.
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 education, title and degree programs, the rabbinical program of study, student life and other matters of interest and importance to you.
Our facilities are housed in a redbrick, slate-roofed Georgian mansion originally built 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.
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.