• Reconstructionist Rabbis built a sukkah in front of the ICE detention center in Philadelphia  to stand with immigrant neighbors
  • Welcome the Stranger
  • RRA Members march January 21, 2017
  • 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.



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

September 5, 2017

The Reconstructionist Rabbinical Association and the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College/Jewish Reconstructionist Communities are strongly opposed to President Trump's recently announced decision to end the Deferred Action on Childhood Arrivals or DACA and put the lives of over 800,000 young people in America at risk.   More

August 23, 2017

America's leading rabbinic organizations have decided that, in light of  President Trump's statements during and after the tragic events in Charlottesville, so lacking in moral leadership and empathy for the victims of racial and religious hatred, that we cannot organize a rabbinic call with the president this year.   More

August 16, 2017

The Reconstructionist Rabbinical Association condemns in the strongest terms the white supremacist groups that gathered in Charlottesville, VA, yesterday in order to promote racism, anti-Semitism and other ideologies of bigotry.   More

August 9, 2017

The RRA joined with over 1500 faith leaders to call on the Trump administration to preserve the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, otherwise known as the Dreamers Act.   More

July 26, 2017

While the RRA does not endorse the viewpoint of these activists and the organizations they represent, we strongly support their right to travel to Israel to express their own views and to engage in non-violent activism of their choosing   More

June 9, 2017

RRA Executive Director Rabbi Elyse Wechterman, joined a coalition of religious leaders in issuing a statement marking the anniversaries of the Pulse Nightclub shooting almost one year ago and the Emmanuel AME Church one year ago.   More

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