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Graduation 2024

The president, faculty and board of governors of the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College will celebrate the Fifty-Second Graduation Ceremony on Sunday, May 19, 2024 at 2:30 p.m. EDT.

Watch the Live Stream on Sunday, May 19 @ 2:30 p.m. EDT

2024 Graduating Class

Aya Elizabeth Baron
Stephanie Ann Breitsman
Eli Carson DeWitt
Koach Baruch Frazier, Au.D.
Rachel November Kipnes
Aviva Nola Marchione
Joshua A. Nelson
Noah Rubin-Blose
Aliza Jane Schwartz
Adam Strater, Ph.D.
Beryl Lee Trauth-Jurman

Honorary Awards and Degrees

Each year at graduation, we bestow awards upon individuals whose work nurtures and engages Jewish communities.

Hon. Sander M. Levin
and Hon. Andy Levin,
Keter Shem Tov,
The Crown of a Good Name
Susan Beckerman,
Presidential Recognition Award
Marcia Lee Falk, Ph.D.,
Doctor of Humane Letters

2024 Levav Hokhmah

RRC awards the posthumous award Levav Hokhmah to rabbis who during their lives acted to better the Reconstructionist movement in keeping with its ideals.

The honor takes its name from Psalm 90:12: “Teach us to number our days so that we may attain a wise heart.”

Rabbi Judith Targan Abrahamson, z”l
Rabbi Mimi Polin Ferraro, z”l

2024 Doctor of Divinity Degrees

RRC awards the honorary degree of Doctor of Divinity to rabbis who have completed at least 25 years of commendable service as Reconstructionist rabbis. The following rabbis have devoted their lives to rabbinical service in keeping with Reconstructionist ideals and core values.

Rabbi Benjamin "Jamie" Arnold
Rabbi Daniel Aronson
Rabbi George B. Driesen
Rabbi Jonathan B. Freirich
Rabbi Gary S. Gerson
Rabbi Brian E. Glusman
Rabbi Elisa Sara Goldberg
Rabbi Myriam Devorah Klotz
Rabbi Joshua Lesser
Rabbi David Osachy
Rabbi Deborah Waxman, Ph.D.

2024 Torat Yovel: The Torah of Jubilee

Mazel Tov to RRC’s class of 1974 on their 50 years in the rabbinate.

Rabbi David Brusin
Rabbi Saul Perlmutter
Rabbi Dennis Sasso
Rabbi Sandy Eisenberg Sasso
Rabbi Steve Stroiman

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