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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
Read the Reconstructionist Movement's resolution here.
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."
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.
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.
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.
Read our statement on President-Elect Donald Trump's choice for US Ambassador to Israel
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.
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.
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.
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.