The Past Presidents Council of the CCAR


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The Central Conference of American Rabbis has been led by a series of outstanding individuals who have provided guidance and leadership to the entire Reform Movement in their capacity as CCAR President. The past Presidents for the Conference over our many generations are:

Richard A. Block: 2013-
Jonathan Stein: 2011-2013
Ellen Weinberg Dreyfus: 2009-2011
Peter Knobel: 2007-2009
Harry Danziger: 2005-2007 
Janet Marder: 2003-2005 
Martin S. Weiner: 2001-2003 
Charles A. Kroloff: 1999-2001 
Richard N. Levy: 1997-1999 
Simeon J. Maslin: 1995-1997 
Sheldon Zimmerman: 1993-1995 
Walter Jacob: 1991-1993 
Samuel E. Karff: 1989-1991 
Eugene J. Lipman: 1987-1989 
Jack Stern: 1985-1987 
W. Gunther Plaut: 1983-1985 
Herman E. Schaalman: 1981-1983 
Jerome R. Malino: 1979-1981 
Ely E. Pilchik: 1977-1979 
Arthur J. Lelyveld: 1975-1977 
Robert I. Kahn: 1973-1975 
David Polish:1971-1973 
Roland B. Gittlesohn:1969-1971 
Levi A. Olan: 1967-1969 
Jacob J. Weinstein: 1965-1967 
Leon I. Feuer: 1963-1965 
Albert G. Minda: 1961-1963 
Bernard J. Bamberger: 1959-1961 
Jacob Philip Ruden: 1957-1959 
Israel Bettan:1957-1957 
Barnett R. Brickner: 1955-1957 
Joseph L. Fink: 1953-1955 
Philip S. Bernstein: 1951-1953 
Jacob R. Marcus: 1949-1951 
Abraham J. Feldman: 1947-1949 
Abba Hillel Silver: 1945-1947 
Solomon B. Freehof: 1943-1945 
James G. Heller: 1941-1943 
Emil W. Leipzier: 1939-1941 
Max C. Currick: 1937-1939 
Felix A. Levy: 1935-1937 
Samuel H. Goldenson: 1933-1935 
Morris Newfield: 1931-1933 
David Lefkowitz: 1929-1931 
Hyman G. Enelow: 1927-1929 
Louis Wolsey: 1925-1927 
Abram Simon: 1923-1925 
Edward N. Calish: 1921-1923 
Leo M. Franklin: 1919-1921 
Louis Grossman: 1917-1919 
William Rosenau: 1915-1917 
Moses J. Gries: 1913-1915 
Samuel Schulman: 1911-1913 
Maximilian Heller: 1909-1911 
David Philipson: 1907-1909
Joseph Stolz: 1905-1907
Joseph Krauskopf: 1903-1905
Joseph Silverman: 1900-1903
Isaac M. Wise: 1889-1900

 


Below is an assortment of sermons & speeches presented by past Presidents.
1997: Simon Maslin: Convention Address
1998: Richard Levy: That Holiness May Blossom
1999: Richard Levy: That This Judaism May Flow
2000: Charles Kroloff: Sermon
2001: Charles Kroloff: Sermon
2002: Martin Weiner: Sermon
2003: Martin Weiner: Munich, Vietnam, & Saddam
2003: Janet Marder: Kos Y'shuot Esa: I Will Lift Up the Cup of Salvation
2013: Richard A. Block: Presidential Installation Sermon