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Hallel and Yagel Yaniv and Elan Ganeles
RCA Condemns Terror Attacks Resulting in Deaths of Hallel and Yagel Yaniv and Elan Ganeles Click Here.
Register Here for the RCA Yom Iyun 2023
The NEW RCA Siddur – Siddur Avodat Halev, is a full Siddur for Weekday, Shabbat, Festivals and Holidays read more

News and Noteworthy at the RCA

March 1, 2023

The RCA joined in an Amicus Brief written by Nat Lewin in the religious liberties case of Groff v. Dejoy.

March 1, 2023 – Here’s a brief outline of the case. Groff v. Dejoy (Docket 22-174), is a pending United States Supreme Court case regarding religious […]
February 7, 2023

RCA on the Earthquake in Turkey and Syria

January 7, 2023 – The Rabbinical Council of America (RCA) expresses shock and dismay at the deaths in Turkey and Syria of more than 5,200 people […]

Policies and Positions of the RCA

July 18, 2022

RCA Letter to Israel re: Baruch Lanner Citizenship Application

Click here to download. Minister Ayelet Shaked Ministry of the Interior Eliezer Kaplan St. 2 Jerusalem, Israel Dear Minister Shaked, We write on behalf of the […]
June 29, 2022

RCA Response to the Supreme Court’s Decision on Roe vs Wade

June 29, 2022 – The recent decision by the United States Supreme Court to overturn Roe vs Wade has elicited intense emotions ranging from elation to despair. […]

Community Resources

Organization for the Resolution of Agunot (ORA)

ORA seeks to eliminate abuse from the Jewish divorce process. ORA works within the parameters of Jewish law and civil law to advocate for the timely and unconditional issuance of a get. ORA believes that the protracted refusal to issue or receive a get is a form of domestic abuse which must never be tolerated. ORA seeks to foster a Jewish community in which a get is never used as a weapon. ORA pursues its mission through agunah case advocacy, early intervention programs, and educational initiatives for agunah­ prevention. Visit for more information

Project One Step Forward: The Jewish Divorce Resource Line

One Step Forward (OSF) is a special project of ORA providing support, guidance, and resources to anyone going through the Jewish divorce process. Our mission is to empower individuals to make well-informed decisions at every stage of their journey and avoid the deterioration of the divorce process into a situation of Get-refusal. Early intervention makes a difference! Through Project OSF, we are able to provide you with information and support early on in your divorce process. ​Since 2015, Project OSF has assisted over 1100 individuals in navigating the Jewish divorce process, has helped many individuals receive their Get, and has prevented countless other agunah situations. Most importantly, we are here for you and are a reminder that you do not have to go through this alone!​ Call toll-free at 1-844-OSF-LINE (673-5463).

Support for Unplanned Pegnancies

Click here SHIFRA (formerly In Shifra's Arms) is a unique Jewish support network for women struggling with unplanned or unwanted pregnancies or upheaval after intended pregnancies. SHIFRA offers customized financial resources, social and emotional support that can make abortion feel unnecessary for women in crisis. These include financial aid, free professional counseling, and more. Half of our clients are married and identify as Orthodox.  Sometimes, even women with an abortion heter will choose not to abort when they gain access to our services- customized to meet their specific needs.  SHIFRA is not an adoption facilitator but do have strong relationships with Jewish adoption organizations. However, the vast majority of SHIFRA clients choose to raise their children.

Find A Wedding Rabbi

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Click here The rabbis listed in this website are warm and inviting orthodox rabbis who look forward to helping Jewish men and women marry each other in a traditional Jewish wedding. They are all members of the Rabbinical Council of America,* the leading membership organization of orthodox rabbis in North America.