Rabbi Melissa Heller

Director of Admissions and Recruitment, RRC

Rabbi Melissa Heller is the Director of Admissions and Recruitment at the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College. In this role, she has the great privilege of supporting prospective rabbinical students as they discern and enact their visions of service and leadership for the Jewish people and wider world. 

Prior to leading the admissions team, she was teaching and developing programs for emerging religious leaders within the Department of Multifaith Studies at RRC.  She has worked as a teacher, chaplain and organizational manager in a variety of settings. She received her Masters of Arts in Hebrew Letters and rabbinic ordination from RRC in 2008.  She holds a Bachelor of Arts in History, with a concentration in Jewish Studies, from Binghamton University. 

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

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