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Visiting the College


Visiting the College

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2019 Institute for Prospective Rabbinical Students - Nov. 13-15, 2019

We want you to learn as much as you can about life as a student at the College. The Institute for Prospective Rabbinical Students is a great way to do that. The Institute occurs every Fall for candidates eager to deepen their knowledge of RRC. While at the Institute, you visit several classes, and meet students and faculty in regular classroom settings. You can engage with them and the administrators in special presentations and discussions designed to help you understand us more fully. You’re invited to stay and celebrate Shabbat with nearby Reconstructionist communities and experience even more of what it feels like to attend RRC. Sound interesting? Contact Rabbi Melissa Heller in the Office of Admissions and Recruitment at or 215.576.0800 ext. 123.

Click here for a sample Institute schedule.

There is no charge for the Institute, and travel subsidies are available. We’re happy to arrange home hospitality for you with an RRC student.

This year’s Institute will take place on Nov. 13-15. Applications for the program will be available on Aug. 1st.  If you are interested in attending and would like more information before then, please contact Rabbi Melissa Heller.

Visit Us Anytime

Whether through our Institute for Prospective Rabbinical Students or at another time, we want you to come visit. It’s by far the best way to get to know us and for us to meet you. Prospective student visitors are welcome any time during the academic year. You can sit in on classes, tour our campus, meet students, and speak with College faculty and administration. To visit, contact Rabbi Melissa Heller in the Office of Admissions and Recruitment at

See our campus

RRC is housed in a redbrick, slate-roofed Georgian mansion built as a summer home for the Curtis family, who were the one-time publishers of The Saturday Evening Post. The main building - Ziegelman Hall - houses classrooms, the student lounge and the kitchen, and administrative offices. Adjoining Ziegelman Hall is the Goldyne Savad Library Center, which houses the Mordecai M. Kaplan Library, the Ira and Judith Kaplan Eisenstein Reconstructionist Archives and faculty offices.


Meet with Rabbi Melissa Heller, Office of Admissions and Recruitment

A central part of any visit will be meeting with Rabbi Heller for an informal conversation to explore your interest in rabbinical school and ask questions about the things that matter to you. What it is like to live and study here? What are your goals, as a student or as a rabbi? To schedule a visit, contact Rabbi Heller via email or 215.576.0800, ext. 123.


Meet students, faculty and graduates

Everyone — faculty, staff and students — at the College shares a commitment to Jewish learning that includes the powerful texts and magnificent history we have inherited, alongside the unfolding challenges and blessings of the current moment. Graduates of RRC live and serve around the country, in Israel and across the globe; ask Rabbi Heller to help you find a Reconstructionist rabbi or community near you.