• Class of 1997
  • RRA Members march January 21, 2017
  • Philly march January 21, 2017
  • Rabbi Micah shows Torah Scroll on Simchat Torah
  • RRA Rabbis at Hillel Educators Kallah

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.



March 10, 2017

The Reconstructionist Rabbinical Association (RRA) and RRC/Jewish Reconstructionist Communities (RRC/JRC) are strongly opposed to and deeply disappointed by the Israeli Knesset's passage of the "Entry Bill."    More

February 1, 2016

The Reconstructionist Rabbinical Association and the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College/Jewish Reconstructionist Communities express grave concerns over the nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch to the US Supreme Court to fill the seat left empty by the death of Justice Antonin Scalia almost one year ago.   More

January 25, 2017

As Jews who remember our ancestors' experience and who look for inspiration to the Torah's exhortation to "welcome the stranger," we cannot be silent while our borders close. The RRA and the RRC/JRC strongly urge President Trump to reconsider his Executive Order and to keep open the doors to those most in need.   More

January 4, 2017

The Reconstructionist Rabbinical Association stands with the faculty, staff and student body, past and present, of the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion and the Jewish community of Cincinnati in condemning the act of hateful vandalism that marred their campus this week.   More

December 19, 2016

Read our statement on President-Elect Donald Trump's choice for US Ambassador to Israel   More

November 28, 2016

RRC/Jewish Reconstructionist Communities and the Reconstructionist Rabbinical Association (RRA) deplore the recent death threats made against several leaders of the Reform movement, as well as the accompanying vandalism of the Reform congregation in Ra'anana, Israel, apparently carried out by Jewish extremists.   More

November 20, 2016

The RRA has joined 100+ organizations in asking that the preident-elect loudly, forcefully and unequivocally use his position, his considerable platform and even his tweets to send a clear message that hate has no place in our public discourse, in our public policy or in our society.   More

November 15, 2016

The RRA joins the RRC/JRD in concern expressed by political leaders across the spectrum about President-elect Donald Trump's appointment of Stephen Bannon to senior advisor and chief strategist to the White House.   More

October 31, 2016

The RRA joins the RRC and Jewish Reconstructionist Communities in support of Standing Rock.  Read our statement here.   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