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Israel Program

The year of study in Israel offers you the opportunity to become familiar with important texts and resources while you experience Israeli culture and society first-hand. RRC encourages you to tailor your academic program to your personal interests and goals, while you sharpen your skills in spoken and written Hebrew. 

Hear students explain what they gain from their time in Israel.

You may study at any number of institutions, including The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Rothberg International School of Hebrew University, Beit Midrash Elul, the Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies, the Conservative Yeshiva and the HUC Israel Rabbinic Program.

A co-curricular program gives you various ways to learn about the forces shaping Israeli society today. Two primary units are built around a series of mifgashim, or site visits, that include dialogues, tours, films, lectures and personal encounters. 

—Unit 1, Jewish Identity and Education: Focus on liberal Jewish and secular organizations creating a new Israeli Judaism, as well as progressive and pluralistic Jewish education initiatives.

—Unit 2, Social Issues: Engage with a variety of social justice and human rights issues ranging from ethnic discrimination and economic justice to environmental protection and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

You can participate in the Jerusalem Reconstructionist Minyan—a monthly Shabbat morning minyan led by RRC students.

Have questions about the Israel Program?  Contact Elsie Stern, Vice President for Academic Affairs.

Read about Reconstructionist Judaism in Hebrew.
חדש! קראו בעברית - מה היא יהדות מתחדשת?