Latest at the RCA

NEW RCA Hamadrikh Lifecycle Guide Click Here.
The RCA Annual Convention Returns.
RCA Dratch Tribute Dinner 645
Join us as we honor Rabbi Mark Dratch for his ten years of leadership as the RCA's Executive Vice-President at the first RCA Convention that we have had since before COVID.
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

May 13, 2024

An Open Letter to President Joseph Biden

May 13, 2024
December 21, 2023

For Immediate Release: RCA Welcomes Rabbi Menachem Penner as Incoming Executive Vice-President

December 21, 2023 – The Rabbinical Council of America is excited to welcome Rabbi Menachem Penner as its new Executive Vice President-elect. Rabbi Penner brings his […]

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 www.getora.org for more information

Ematai: Gain Clarity in Life's Healthcare Choices

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Ematai: Navigate Healthcare Choices with Jewish Wisdom Ematai was originally founded as HODS in 2001 to educate about organ donation in Jewish communities. In 2023, they relaunched as Ematai with a rededicated mission: To enable Jewish families to navigate an increasingly complex healthcare journey, particularly in the dilemmas of aging and end-of-life treatment. Our name, Ematai, “If not now, when?”, is a call to action. Ematai seeks to upstream the necessary conversations that will facilitate meaningful choices later. Ematai helps individuals and their families anticipate the questions they’ll need to answer as they continue on their healthcare journey. Ematai also explores the big moral questions that society needs to face as technological revolutions change the human experience. We are here to demonstrate how Jewish wisdom responds to the ethical dilemmas often found in healthcare innovation. To this highly relevant moral frontier, Ematai brings together rabbis, healthcare professionals, ethicists, and communal leaders to represent Judaism with a wise and nuanced voice.

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.