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Reconstructing Judaism: the central organization of the groundbreaking, always-evolving Reconstructionist movement. We help build thriving Jewish communities, empower individuals to lead lives of deeper meaning and purpose, train rabbis who make a difference, and work to bring about a more just and sustainable world.

Mazel Tov to Our New Rabbis

RRC’s 2022 graduating class has already positively impacted Jewish communities. We cannot wait to see where their rabbinates lead. 
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Your Virtual Shabbat Box holds many ways to celebrate the day. Choose what nurtures you: listen, watch or read.

Jewish Teachings on Resilience, hosted by Rabbi Deborah Waxman, Ph.D.

Groundbreaking Jewish Conversations

Upcoming Events

Climate Emotions and the Wisdom Our Bodies Carry
Tuesday, June 25, 2024 - 7:00 pm EDT
Advot End-of-Year Celebration and Poetry Reading
Thursday, June 27, 2024 - 7:00 pm EDT
Threading Stones: An Elul Tradition
Wednesday, July 3, 2024 - 2:00 pm EDT

Latest News

Cyd Weissman: Finding Optimism in the Most Challenging of Times

Cyd, Weissman, Reconstructing Judaism’s vice president for engagement and innovation, was a featured panelist at a high-profile Shavuot program held at the Weitzman Musuem of American Jewish History in Philadelphia and sponsored by the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia.

The panel “Only in America: The Evolving Place of Jewish Life and Culture in the United States” kicked off a 12-hour, in-person tikkun-leil Shavuot. The Shavuot custom of staying up all night to study Torah dates back hundreds of years, related to the receiving of Torah at Mount Sinai.

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‘Dismantling Racism from the Inside Out’

When it comes to combating systemic racism, everyone has something to learn.

That’s one reason why faculty members at the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College are engaging in a year-long process — one rooted in the Jewish practice of Mussar — to confront anti-Black racism in themselves and the college environment.

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Ritualwell is the most extensive online resource curating original, progressive Jewish rituals. We foster a supportive online community for those seeking to make Jewish practice their own.

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Evolve: Groundbreaking Jewish Conversations is a multimedia project highlighting the most cutting-edge thinking in the Reconstructionist movement and wider Jewish world. Through essays, podcasts, and web conversations, Evolve models nuanced dialogue and respectful disagreement while probing urgent questions.

Our rabbinical program centers on nourishing and rigorous Jewish learning and immersive and intensive field education. The curriculum is distinguished by the unique Reconstructionist understanding of Judaism as a dynamic civilization characterized by vibrant diversity and ongoing change. As a result, the RRC course of study is expansive, dynamic and flexible, engaging students both in and out of the classroom.

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Serving as central organization of the Reconstructionist movement

Training the next generation of groundbreaking rabbis

Modeling respectful conversations on pressing Jewish issues

Curating original, Jewish rituals, and convening Jewish creatives

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