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.
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.
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.
"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."
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
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.
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.
RRA/RRC Joint Statement on Palestinian President Abbas' recent remarks.
Read our statement here.
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.
Read the Reconstructionist Statement on the Trump Announcement Recognizing Jerusalem asCapital
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
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.
RRA and RRA join Camp Havaya in expressing sorrow over the loss of URJ Camp Newman to the California fires and support for rebuilding.
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.
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.
RRA RABBIS IN THE WORLD
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.
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."
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.