Drawing on the powerful texts and magnificent Jewish history we have inherited, the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College trains rabbis in shaping a Judaism relevant to the unfolding challenges and blessings of the current moment.
The College is the sole seminary of the Reconstructionist movement. Founded in 1968 to serve the Jewish people, RRC is dedicated to studying and teaching Judaism as an evolving religious civilization, and to advancing the universal freedom, justice and peace that are Judaism’s core values.
Social justice organizing permeates the College’s academic and community life. Through coursework and supervised internships, we develop students with the practical skills and theological background to work effectively toward a more socially just, environmentally sustainable and spiritually fulfilling society.
We understand multifaith work to be central to the 21st-century rabbinate. Contemporary rabbis serve multifaith families, lead synagogues and other Jewish communities that include Jews and people of other faiths, and work in coalition with other faith communities for social change. At the College, our students acquire knowledge and skills crucial for Jewish leadership in today’s multifaith world.