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June 27, 2016

Camp JRF: Open and Inclusive

JTA, the New Jersey Jewish News and the Forward have each highlighted Camp JRF’s open and inclusive approach, particularly to LGTBQ and transgender campers. MORE
June 23, 2016

After Orlando

Rabbi Malka Packer, RRC ’14, discusses the insecurity she’s felt at being an openly gay woman in the South, especially after Orlando. MORE
At a rally, a man stands in front of a rainbow flag holding a blue Jewish star with the words JPride written on it.
June 21, 2016

An Evolving Community

In telling the ongoing story of LGTBQ Jews, B’nai Brith Magazine features Rabbi Deborah Waxman, Ph.D., and Rabbi Sharon Kleinbaum. MORE
RRC student Sandra Lawson
June 20, 2016

Shaking Up Shabbat

RRC Student Sandra Lawson seeks to reframe where and how Jewish experience happens. She’s bringing Shabbat to a vegan café outside Philadelphia. JTA and The Philadelphia Inquirer have taken notice. MORE
Rabbi Deborah Waxman, Ph.D.
June 20, 2016

When Pragmatists Dream

In her latest piece for The Times of Israel, Rabbi Deborah Waxman, Ph.D., articulates the Reconstructionist vision for the Jewish future. MORE
June 17, 2016

Bat Mitzvah II

About to celebrate her second bat mitzvah, Felice Kirsh reflects on a famous guest at her first: Mordecai Kaplan.  MORE
June 15, 2016

Dream With Us

The Jewish Exponent features our “Dream With Us” video. MORE
Rabbi Jacob Staub, Ph.D.
June 15, 2016

Spirituality and Mental Health

Rabbi Jacob Staub, Ph.D., explains in The Philadelphia Inquirer why spirituality and spiritual practice is so important to mental health. MORE
June 14, 2016

We Mourn, We Pray

 We call on everyone to choose life and reject hate and intolerance.  MORE
June 6, 2016

2016 RRC Grad Lands Beth Tikvah Pulpit

After interning there for five years, Rabbi Nathan Weiner, '16, has been hired to replace retiring rabbi Gary Gans, '79, as the spiritual leader of Beth Tikvah in Marlton, NJ. MORE
The six members of the 2016 graduating class gather for a group picture several weeks before graduation.
May 31, 2016

Graduation 2016

On Sunday, June 5, RRC will hold its 2016 graduation ceremony, celebrating the accomplishments of our students, graduates, and leaders who have lived the values of Reconstructionist Judaism. MORE
May 16, 2016

Inspiring Rabbis

Four RRC graduates were included on the Forward’s list of most inspiring rabbis. A  fifth rabbi leads a Reconstructionist community.  MORE
May 11, 2016

Spirituality and Mental Health Workshop

An exploration of the spiritual dimensions of clients’ lives can provide an opening to explore their sense of well-being, meaning/lessness, connection, loneliness, self-criticism MORE
May 11, 2016

From Philly to Boston

After six years at RRC, Greg Hersh is set to graduate and become the religious leader of Temple Emanuel of Wakefield.  MORE
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May 5, 2016

Ciao, Calabria

An RRC student was chosen for a new summer internship based in the southern Italian city of Serrastretta.  MORE
May 2, 2016

Interfaith Milestone

RRC student David Eber spoke at the 13th annual Philadelphia Interfaith Walk for Peace and Reconciliation. MORE
April 28, 2016

Groundbreaking Performance

Through an RRC grant, student Ariana Katz has organized a performance that is using cutting-edge theater to confront the issue of sexual assault.  MORE


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