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Visiting the College


Visiting the College

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RRC Online Open Houses   

Join us to learn more about becoming a rabbi at the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College. 

Thursday, Nov. 19, 2020   7 – 8:30 p.m. ET via Zoom 

Sunday, Nov. 22, 2020      4 – 5:30 p.m. ET via Zoom 

  • Meet admissions staff and faculty 
  • Learn about our program and community 
  • Hear from current students and alumni about how RRC has prepared them to lead and to serve 
  • Ask questions in smaller breakout groups 

Register here.

Have questions about these programs or other questions about applying to RRC?  Please contact Rabbi Melissa Heller, director of admissions and recruitment at 

Check back for future open house dates!

Institute for Prospective Rabbinical Students

Come Experience our Deeply Rooted and Boldly Relevant Curriculum and Community

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. 

Institute for Prospective Rabbinical Students

We want you to learn as much as you can about life as an RRC student, as well as what makes our program of study and training unique. 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 the RRC experience. While participating in the Institute, you will attend classes and specially designed information sessions, spending meaningful time with RRC students, faculty and administrators. You’re invited to stay and celebrate Shabbat with nearby Reconstructionist communities and experience even more of what it means to attend RRC. 

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. 

Sound interesting? 

If you have questions about the Institute, or would like to visit us at another time, contact Rabbi Melissa Heller, Director of Admissions and Recruitment, at or 215.576.0800 ext. 123. 

Click here for a sample Institute schedule.

Visit Us Anytime

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, Director 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, Director 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.


Share your perspective on Reconstructing Judaism!

Take 5-10 minutes to help shape the organization’s future.

We have embarked on a strategic planning process to envision the near-term future of the organization. To inform that process, we want to understand our constituents’ needs in these tumultuous times, so we’re reaching out to you.

If you have any questions, you can contact our strategic partners and survey administrators, Third Plateau, by reaching out to Sarah Edwards at