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.
"We mourn the tragic deaths of 49 members of the LGBT community in Orlando, pray for the healing of the wounded, and extend comfort to family members, friends and their extended community..." Read the movement's full statement here.
The RRA and other members of the Jewish Religious Equality Coalition (J-REC) stand against the mikvah bill currently in front of the Knesset. This bill would exclude non-Orthodox use of public mikva'ot for conversion ceremonies. Read the statement here.
The RRA joins other faith-based organizations in commending President Obama for the May 13th guidance from the White House to ensure that transgender students can access the facilities that align with their gender identity/expression. Read the letter here.
RRA RABBIS IN THE WORLD
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.