Biblical Hebrew

Learn Biblical Hebrew Online with RRC Faculty

Join Tamar Kamionkowski for 12 sessions starting in June to learn the foundations of Hebrew, deepen your understanding of the language and start to read Biblical texts.

 

The Reconstructionist Rabbinical College is the sole seminary of the Reconstructionist movement. Founded in 1968 to serve the Jewish people and the wider world, RRC is dedicated to teaching Judaism as an evolving religious civilization and to engaging with the riches of Jewish tradition to create meaning, connect to the sacred and bring individuals and communities to greater love, justice and peace.

 

Social Justice Organizing

We teach rabbinical students the practical skills and theological background to create a more socially just, environmentally sustainable and spiritually fulfilling society. Learn more 

Multifaith Studies

We have long pioneered multifaith learning. It is crucial in today’s world that rabbis have the tools to build relationships and alliances with other religious communities. Learn more 

Spirituality

Becoming a rabbi entails many kinds of growth. Our Spiritual Direction program cultivates an experiential faith that accompanies students as they discern the way the divine emerges uniquely for each person. Learn more 

What kind of rabbi do you want to be?

Becoming a rabbi is a process that encompasses deep intellectual, spiritual and professional growth. As part of a close-knit and deeply engaged community, you’ll become steeped in Jewish texts, history, ritual, and practice, while gaining a wide range of skills through immersive field experience. Upon graduation, you will be ready to serve the Jewish people as a rabbi — deeply rooted in the richness of Jewish tradition and responsive to the experiences, needs and aspirations of evolving Jewish communities. We invite you to be part of a generation of rabbis who truly meet people where they are.

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Learn more about our partner organization, the Reconstructionist Rabbinical Association, the professional association of Reconstructionist Rabbis.

Latest News

‘Dismantling Racism from the Inside Out’

When it comes to combating systemic racism, everyone has something to learn.

That’s one reason why faculty members at the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College are engaging in a year-long process — one rooted in the Jewish practice of Mussar — to confront anti-Black racism in themselves and the college environment.

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‘Dismantling Racism from the Inside Out’

When it comes to combating systemic racism, everyone has something to learn.

That’s one reason why faculty members at the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College are engaging in a year-long process — one rooted in the Jewish practice of Mussar — to confront anti-Black racism in themselves and the college environment.

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Reconstructionist Rabbi Featured in Netflix Moses Docudrama Series

When Rabbi Maurice Harris set out to write a book about Moses, he never could have imagined where that work would lead.

Now, more than a decade later, Harris is heavily featured in the new Netflix docudrama, Testament: The Story of Moses. The show, which dropped on March 27, is among the streaming platform’s first forays into religion programing. The three-part hybrid-documentary series explores Moses’ story from Jewish, Christian and Muslim perspectives. It intersperses dramatic scenes with actors and interviews with scholars, academics and theologians.

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The Auerbach Launch Grant: An Invitation to Experiment and Create

Rabbi Nicole Fix (RRC ’23) is using avant-garde musical theater to bring the Talmud to the stage — and sound a warning on the dangers of present-day extremism. Chloe Zelkha, a fourth-year RRC student, is building community for young adults grieving the loss of a parent, partner, sibling or close friend.

While the two projects might at first glance sound dissimilar, they share much in common. Both engage with young Jewish adults who may lack

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Power to Which People? American Jewish Philanthropy & Democracy

The fellowship is meant to honor of the work of two retired faculty member: Rabbi Mordechai Liebling, RRC ‘85, who started RRC’s social justice organizing program, and Rabbi Nancy Fuchs Kreimer, Ph.D., RRC ‘82, who pioneered the college’s approach to multifaith studies.

As part of the fellowship, Plevan also will be taking part in a March 20 panel discussion, “Democracy and Judaism: Does One Need the Other to Thrive?”, organized by the Reconstructionist Rabbinical Association, the Kaplan Center for Jewish Peoplehood and A More Perfect Union: Jewish Partnership for Democracy (register here.) Democracy comes up in many of Plevan’s classes at RRC, particularly a course examining democracy and Jewish sources. He said to expect fall programming in advance of the 2024 elections.

Taken together, the fellowship will explore and champion how Reconstructionism teaches that participatory democracy is vital for religious flourishing.

“For many people, religious pluralism means keeping religion outside of the public realm,” said Plevan. “That wasn’t Kaplan’s view at all. He taught that what a thriving democracy needs is having different kinds of peoples and traditions and ideas contributing to public life.”

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