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Where Our Graduates Serve

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Where Our Graduates Serve

More than one-third of our alumni work in congregations and havurot. Several of our graduates are considered rising stars in the Hillel world. Roughly 10 percent of our graduates serve as chaplains in hospitals, hospice settings, prisons, assisted-living communities, rehabilitation centers and in the United States military. Alumni also live in Israel and work toward building a more just society there infused with Jewish values. Other employers include Jewish agencies, community centers, social justice organizations, Jewish day schools and supplementary schools.

Our alumni play a leading role in creating and stewarding Jewish life and organizations throughout North America and around the world. Students trained at the College are consistently included on lists of the leading North American rabbis, such as the Forward’s list of the 50 most influential American Jews.

Reflecting our commitment to impact and innovation, a number of our graduates are social entrepreneurs, working to build the next big idea in Jewish life. Whether it is heading an initiative that funds spiritual innovators, like the Open Dor Project, injecting Jewish values into statewide politics through organizations like March on Harrisburg, or growing a radically inclusive and joyful community like Hinenu: The Baltimore Justice Shtiebl, our alumni are forging new paths and redefining the rabbinate for a new generation. They help Jews and those who love us build lives of meaning. To foster innovation, we provide entrepreneurial grants to students and recent graduates to launch new projects that make Judaism relevant to the current day.

Upon graduation, Reconstructionist rabbis are welcomed as members of the Reconstructionist Rabbinical Association, which serves their professional, educational, collegial and communal needs. Visit its website to learn more about the RRA, its Office of Rabbinical Career Development and its programs and services.