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Admissions Overview

Find resources below to help you learn more about the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College.

Are you RRC Ready? Let's have a conversation.

Please contact Rabbi Melissa Heller, Director of Admissions and Recruitment, at any time with questions, setting up a time to visit, or starting the process of joining our community.

Visiting the College

Prospective student visitors are welcome any time during the academic year. You can sit in on classes, tour our campus, meet students, and speak with College faculty and administration.

Our Approach to Rabbinical Formation

We train rabbis to bring the wealth of Jewish tradition to help contemporary Jews and communities make meaning of their lives, draw closer to the sacred, and work toward a more peaceful and just world. Rooted in nourishing Jewish learning and intensive fieldwork-based education, the RRC curriculum prepares students to serve, to teach and to lead.

Affording Your Rabbinical Education

We understand that attending rabbinical school can be financially daunting. We are committed to helping students afford a rabbinical education. Financial aid is available in the form of scholarships and loans. Both merit- and need-based scholarships are available.

Curriculum Overview

RRC’s curriculum cultivates the competencies that 21st century rabbis need to help individuals and communities use the riches of Jewish tradition to make meaning, connect to the holy and bring themselves, their communities and the world to greater justice and peace.

Hebrew Language and Reconstructionist Rabbis

Reconstructionist rabbis lead today’s communities and serve as primary guides through Jewish tradition, teachings and sacred texts. We help students cultivate literacy in the main texts of Jewish tradition, all of which can engage their intellect and spirit.

Student Life

Students build community within and beyond RRC’s walls. Our campus pulses with unique energy that radiates to the surrounding region. Students involve themselves in social justice initiatives and actions, Jewish and other community organizations, and then share their experiences, and engage each other in conversation and action.

Applying to the College

Deciding to apply to rabbinical school is a big step. We look forward to learning about your path toward rabbinic studies.

The Reconstructionist Network

Serving as central organization of the Reconstructionist movement

Training the next generation of groundbreaking rabbis

Modeling respectful conversations on pressing Jewish issues

Curating original, Jewish rituals, and convening Jewish creatives

The Reconstructionist Network