Upcoming Learning Opportunities

Leadership Initiatives: Lifelong Learning

CCAR has identified Torah study and professional development as pillars of its Mission in order to provide excellence in rabbinic leadership and to strengthen the Jewish community. Each CCAR learning event–-whether in-person seminar or teleconference, one hour or multi-day, instrumental skill based or text oriented-–is grounded in Torah or prayer. These programs advance competencies in Leadership, Professional Skills, Organizational Management and Growth, and Communications Systems.



Rabbi as Supervisor – Five Essential Skills They Never Taught You in Seminary

October 25 – 26, 2017

Chicago, IL

As you progress in your career, you become responsible not only for your performance, but you are also expected to achieve results through others.  Managing others involves a specific skill-set and in the context of congregational or organizational life, has its own unique challenges. Whether you supervise one or many people in your organization, this two-day seminar, taught by Larry Dressler, will provide you with pragmatic tools and skills to:

  • Delegate responsibilities effectively
  • Coach others to support their growth
  • Manage people to achieve results
  • Systematize supervision on your calendar
  • Set priorities in resource-limited environments

Registration Link – https://ccarnet.wufoo.com/forms/mhuqbvs06w9den/


A Special Series for Rabbis Leading Small congregations

Wednesday, October 18, 2017 – 1:00pm ET

Rabbis leading small congregations have wonderful opportunities and unique challenges to engage their community in vibrant Jewish life.  This series is intended to balance learning with engagement among small congregation rabbis.  Topics to be announced. 

 Registration Linkhttps://ccar.zoom.us/webinar/register/5319b020f2b3a97e7c24e00bf0acd2b8


Liturgical Creativity
A Conversation with Marcia Falk and Rabbi Hara Person 

Thursday, October 19, 2017 1:00 – 1:30 PM ET

Join critically acclaimed author of The Book of Blessings: New Jewish Prayers for Daily Life, the Sabbath, and the New Moon Festival, Marcia Falk, and Publisher of CCAR Press, Rabbi Hara Person, for a conversation about breathing new life into the liturgical traditions of old. How can we use the language of our ancestors to reflect upon the experience of our people today? Tune in to learn more about the groundbreaking creative liturgy that continues to give voice to the voiceless and language to all who want to sing a new song to God. Participants will receive a special discount promo code for purchasing the 20th-Anniversary Edition of The Book of Blessings! 

Registration Linkhttps://ccar.zoom.us/webinar/register/f867608bdcda17cf66858a512be5123a


Building A Jewish Mindfulness Practice
With Rabbi Rex Perlmeter and Beth Sandweiss

Six week sessions from 12:00pm – 1:15PM ET on October 26, 2017, November 6, 2017,
November 13, 2017, November 20, 2017, November 27, 2017 & December 4, 2017

This class is for those who would like to develop a Jewish meditation and mindfulness practice and would appreciate a structured step by ­step approach. Over 6 weeks we will share guided practices that cultivate our attention and shift from a mode of mind that is oriented toward “doing”, to a more spacious mode of mind that rests in “being.”

Registration Deadline: October 2, 2017
Registration is limited to 12 participants.

Registration Link – https://ccarnet.wufoo.com/forms/mz4gl551k3jssy/


Seeking Everyday Holiness: A Community Mussar Program (A three-session virtual workshop)
with Alan Morinis, Dean of the Mussar Institute.  In partnership with the Mussar Institute and the URJ.

This program provides a practical and accessible introduction to the transformative teachings and practices of Mussar, based on the book Everyday Holiness by Alan Morinis.

Each webinar will be 90 minutes

Fall 2017 Series
October 26, 2016, 1:00PM ET
November 2, 2017, 1:00PM ET
November 9, 2017 1:00pm ET

Registration Link – http://mussarinstitute.org/rabbi-virtual-flyer-fall-2017/

Spring 2018 Series
April 17, 2018, 1:00PM ET
April 24, 2017, 1:00PM ET
May 1, 2018, 1:00PM ET

Registration Link – http://mussarinstitute.org/rabbi-virtual-flyer-spring-2018/




CCAR Interfaith Israel Trip
with Hara Person
Jan 28 – Feb 3, 2018

CCAR Israel Leadership Trip
with Hara Person and Janet Liss
Feb 4 – 10, 2018