About Rabbi Regan

Rabbi Ruti Regan is a feminist rabbi, liturgist, and a disabled disability advocate. Rabbi Regan believes that ritual actions speak louder than words. Through creative artistic effort, our ritual can more fully embody the values we hold dear. Rabbi Regan is an American patriot who believes that ritual competence can help us to heal from the current troubles in our political system.

As a disabled disability advocate, Rabbi Regan writes the realsocialskills.org blog, reframing social skills as the pursuit of Hillel’s mandate: That which is hateful to you, do not do to others. The rest is commentary. Now go and learn it. 

Rabbi Regan provides ritual consulting, and training for rabbis, cantors, and communities in accessibility and disability-informed spiritual leadership. 

Rabbi Regan was ordained by the Jewish Theological Seminary in 2017 with an MA in Ritual Arts. Prior to JTS, Rabbi Regan studied in the Drisha Scholar’s Circle from 2010-2012, and the Conservative Yeshiva in Jerusalem from 2008-2010.

I maintain with complete certainty that I am not the first autistic person JTS has ordained. I have not overcome disability and have no intention of doing so. I have work to do, and no time to spare on a war with my body and brain.
— Rabbi Ruti Regan