RRA Mission

The Reconstructionist Rabbinical Association (RRA) was established in 1974. The RRA is the professional association of Reconstructionist rabbis. Comprised of over 300 rabbis, the RRA has three primary missions:

Hillel: "If I am not for myself, who will be for me? But if I am only for myself, who am I? If not now, when?"
  1. It serves as a collegial community, in which professional and personal support and resources are provided to rabbis.
  2. The RRA represents the rabbinic voice within the Reconstructionist movement, bringing the teachings, stories, and traditions of Judaism to bear on contemporary issues and challenges, and helping to define Reconstructionist positions on Jewish issues for our time.
  3. The RRA represents the Reconstructionist rabbinate to the larger Jewish and general communities, through participation in programs, commissions, and other activities.

The RRA establishes rituals, documents, liturgy and policies around moments of the Jewish lifecycle. It publishes a Reconstructionist Rabbi's Manual, documents and procedures for egalitarian Jewish divorce, lifecycle certificates, and is currently preparing a series of ketubot. Regional events as well as the annual RRA convention serve to connect colleagues with each other and provide ongoing education and professional development.

To learn about our partner organizations in the Reconstructionist Movement, visit Reconstructing Judaism and the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College.