• Davening by Catfish Pond
  • Rabbi Elyse Wechterman offers a blessing, week two of the Poor people’s Campaigning Washington, DC
  • Reconstructionist Rabbis built a sukkah in front of the ICE detention center in Philadelphia  to stand with immigrant neighbors
  • Welcome the Stranger
  • Philly march January 21, 2017
  • Rabbi Micah shows Torah Scroll on Simchat Torah

The Reconstructionist Rabbinical Association (RRA), established in 1974, is the professional association of Reconstructionist rabbis.

Comprised of over 300 rabbis, the RRA has three primary missions.



October 30, 2018

Reconstructing Judaism and the Reconstructionist Rabbinical Association mourn the devastating losses that a white nationalist domestic terrorist inflicted upon the Jewish community this past Shabbat morning at Tree of Life - Or L'Simcha Congregation in Pittsburgh.    More

October 22, 2018

We unequivocally oppose any attempt by the Trump Administration to dismantle federal protections for trans, non-binary, and gender non-conforming people under Title IX. Read our statement.    More

April 16, 2018

"We oppose any effort to roll-back the seminal protections provided by the Americans with Disabilities Act(ADA), and we believe that that the ADA Education and Reform Act (H.R. 620), recently passed... by a narrow margin, would significantly undermine the civil rights of individuals with disabilities."   More

April 16, 2018

The RRA Signs Amicus Brief in the case of Hawai'i v. Trump, challenging the indefinite Proclamation now in effect that bans immigration and most travel from a group of predominantly Muslim countries   More

April 3, 2018

Reconstructing Judaism and the Reconstructionist Rabbinical Association (RRA) are deeply saddened and concerned following the deaths of approximately 18 Palestinians, and the wounding of many others, by Israeli army fire during last Friday's Palestinian-led marches near the border fence between Gaza and Israel.   More

February 15, 2018

The Reconstructionist Rabbinical Association and Reconstructing Judaism express horror at the violent shooting in Parkland, Florida that has taken the lives of 17 individuals and injured many more.   More

January 18, 2018

RRA/RRC Joint Statement on Palestinian President Abbas' recent remarks.     More

January 9, 2018

Read our statement here.   More

January 5, 2018

The Rohingya people are facing unconscionable atrocities by the Burmese military. That's why the RRA is proud to join over 300 Jewish leaders and organizations in urging the Senate Foreign Relations Committee to advance the Burma Human Rights and Freedom Act of 2017.   More

December 8, 2017

Read the Reconstructionist Statement on the Trump Announcement Recognizing Jerusalem asCapital   More

November 9, 2017

The RRA Signed on to Letter to US Congress Leadership to Take Action Against Gun Violence in Wake of Sutherland Springs - Faiths United to Prevent Gun Violence   More

October 31, 2017

The RRA joins other mainstream religious organizations and leaders in the anti-LGBTQ discrimination case: Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission, No. 16-111, in support of the couple.    More

October 16, 2017

RRA and RRA join Camp Havaya in expressing sorrow over the loss of URJ Camp Newman to the California fires and support for rebuilding.     More

October 2, 2017

The Reconstructionist Rabbinical Association and the Reconstructionist RabbinicalCollege/Jewish Reconstructionist Communities express horror at the violentshooting in Las Vegas that so far has ended 58 human lives and injured hundredsmore.   More

September 19, 2017

The RRA, with 38 other faith-based organizations, filed an amicus brief in the Supreme Court of the United States in IRAP v. Trump and Trump v. Hawaii opposing President Trump's ban on Muslim immigration and travel to the United States.   More


January 6, 2017

About 20 rabbis affiliated with liberal Jewish group, T'ruah, were arrested on Monday night after blocking the street near the Trump International Hotel and Tower at Columbus Circle in Manhattan to protest an executive order that banned travel to the United States from seven majority-Muslim nations.   More

May 16, 2016

Four RRA members - Rabbi Seth Goldstein, Rabbi Elizabeth Bolton, Rabbi Jon Cutler and Rabbi Darby Leigh - have each been named to the Forward's annual list of "Most Inspiring Rabbis."     More

October 28, 2015

Rabbi Sandy Sasso and storyteller Peninah Schram, in a synergistic collaboration, have created an engaging compilation of Jewish love letters and love stories. Follow the link to a review at Publisher's Weekly.   More