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  1. Vivie Mayer

    Rabbi Vivie Mayer directs and teaches in Reconstructionist Rabbinical College’s Mekhinah (preparation) program. Throughout her 15 years teaching at the college, she has directed the Beit Midrash, taught liturgical skills, helped future rabbis discover their singing voices and mentored countless future rabbis with an approach described as “rigorous” and “tender.”

    https://archive.reconstructingjudaism.org/profile/rabbi-vivie-mayer

    Posted on: 2016/06/10 - 4:09pm

  2. Reena Sigman Friedman

    Reena Sigman Friedman, Ph.D., is associate professor of modern Jewish history at the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College. Her modern civilization seminar explores the evolution of Jewish communities around the world in the modern period. In her teaching, she emphasizes that many issues raised at the dawn of the modern period are still very much with us in the 21st century.

    https://archive.reconstructingjudaism.org/profile/reena-sigman-friedman-phd

    Posted on: 2016/06/10 - 3:40pm

  3. Jacob Staub

    Rabbi Jacob Staub, Ph.D., graduated from RRC in 1977. Staub has served on the RRC faculty since 1983; he served as the College’s vice president for academic affairs and academic dean from 1989 to 2004.

    https://archive.reconstructingjudaism.org/profile/rabbi-jacob-staub-phd

    Posted on: 2016/05/13 - 12:42pm

  4. Tamar Kamionkowski

    Tamar Kamionkowski joined RRC’s faculty in 1997. Her lifelong passion has been bridging the worlds of biblical scholarship and contemporary Jewish life. She encourages her students to develop a life-long relationship with biblical texts and to read text through many lenses. Kamionkowski is a two-time winner of the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College’s Yaakov Gladstone Award for Fine Teaching.

    https://archive.reconstructingjudaism.org/profile/tamar-kamionkowski-phd

    Posted on: 2016/06/10 - 3:12pm

  5. Alan LaPayover

    Rabbi Alan LaPayover, director of the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College’s Mordecai M. Kaplan Library, is, at heart, an educator. And the library — both its physical space and digital presence — is his classroom.

    https://archive.reconstructingjudaism.org/profile/rabbi-alan-lapayover

    Posted on: 2016/04/15 - 1:17pm

  6. Elsie R. Stern

    Elsie Stern’s (she/her) teaching and research focus on the ways in which Jews throughout the ages have accessed and experienced Torah. She teaches courses in biblical civilization, Tanakh and Hebrew, as well as courses that explore the evolution of core Jewish themes over time and courses that combine text study and practical skills. Stern is a firm believer in the Reconstructionist principle that Judaism is generated at the intersection of Torah and the Jewish people. She shines a spotlight on this intersection in her teaching and research.

    https://archive.reconstructingjudaism.org/profile/elsie-r-stern-phd

    Posted on: 2016/06/10 - 2:59pm

  7. Linda Holtzman

    Rabbi Linda Holtzman (she, they) is the organizer of Tikkun Olam Chavurah, a community that pursues social justice. Holtzman is the former rabbi of Congregation Mishkan Shalom in Philadelphia, where she had previously served as interim rabbi and as education director. She also has been rabbi of Beth Israel Congregation in Coatesville, Pa., where she was the first female rabbi to solely lead a congregation.

    https://archive.reconstructingjudaism.org/profile/rabbi-linda-holtzman

    Posted on: 2016/06/10 - 3:47pm

  8. Nancy Fuchs-Kreimer

    Rabbi Nancy Fuchs Kreimer, Ph.D., has been involved with interfaith dialogue for nearly four decades. She attended some of the earliest initiatives to include Muslims. She launched RRC’s department dedicated to multifaith studies in the late 1980s and pioneered innovative service-learning courses, internships and unique opportunities for RRC students to study sacred texts with their Christian and Muslim counterparts.

    https://archive.reconstructingjudaism.org/profile/rabbi-nancy-fuchs-kreimer-phd

    Posted on: 2016/05/13 - 11:44am

  9. Alex Weissman

    Rabbi Alex joined Congregation Agudas Achim as its spiritual leader in July 2020. He was ordained by the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College (RRC) in 2017, where he fell in love with Talmud study and served a range of communities, including Congregation Beit Simchat Torah in NYC, Temple Shalom of Newton, Avodah, and Jewish Family & Children’s Services as a hospice chaplain. He completed a unit of Clinical Pastoral Education at Hebrew SeniorLife. During his time at RRC, he received a Tikkun Olam award, the Ann W.

    https://archive.reconstructingjudaism.org/profile/alex-weissman

    Posted on: 2021/10/04 - 10:49am

  10. Barbara Breitman

    Barbara E. Breitman, D.Min. Supervises the Spiritual Direction Program at the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College. In this role, Breitman ensures that every student can explore spiritual growth alongside academic and professional learning. Through spiritual direction, students — anyone, really — can cultivate their abilities to notice appreciate moments of holiness and Divine Presence.  

    https://archive.reconstructingjudaism.org/profile/barbara-breitman-dmin

    Posted on: 2016/06/10 - 3:36pm

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