The Central Conference of American Rabbis is the Reform Rabbinic leadership organization. The CCAR enriches and strengthens the Jewish community by fostering excellence in the Reform Rabbis who lead it, in whatever setting they serve, and through the resources and publications we provide the Jewish community. CCAR members lead the Reform Movement on important spiritual, social, cultural and human rights issues, at the same time the CCAR creates and sustains the Judaism of tomorrow.
The CCAR’s rabbinic voice guides the Jewish Community on important spiritual, social, cultural, and human rights issues. CCAR applies tradition, Jewish scholarship, and Jewish values to contemporary issues through the creation of Platforms, Responsa, Resolutions, and Statements meant to inspire, guide, teach, and define Judaism in our times.
CCAR is the center for lifelong rabbinic learning, career development, personal and family support, resources, and publications for the 2,100 rabbis who serve more than 2 million Reform Jews throughout North America, Israel, and the world. Ongoing Torah study and professional development, high educational and ethical standards, and pillars of the CCAR provide excellence in rabbinic leadership and strengthen the Jewish community.
Placement and Transition
For over 50 years the CCAR has provided the finest placement and employment services for thousands of rabbis, congregations, and communities. The CCAR provides resources and training for both rabbis and communities to ensure smooth placement and transition, as they make the single most important decision in Jewish life – finding the right rabbinic leadership for their community.
High Holy Day Intensive
Many of us devote some portion of the summer to study and renewal. This year, though we may not be able to travel, we can still nurture our spirits and our minds with three days of study with leading thinkers and teachers on themes and texts that are central to the High Holy Days. During our three days of study we will focus on deep text, contemporary meanings, and practical applications for High Holy Days 5781. Join your colleagues and friends for both meaningful study, chevrutah, and for casual gatherings between each session.
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New from CCAR
- Rabbi Hara Person on The David Suissa Podcast: “Can Family Stories Nourish Us During Pandemic Times?”
- The New York Times: The Passover Rules Bend, if Just for One Pandemic
- Rabbi Hara Person, opEd in The Times of Israel: Jewish Resilience: Creating, Transforming & Connecting in a Time of Distance
- Rabbi Hara Person on the TLV 1 Tel Aviv Review Podcast: More Jewish Less Democratic?
- The New York Times: Trump’s Order to Combat Anti-Semitism Divides Its Audience: American Jews
- Jewish Groups Call upon President Trump to Fire Stephen Miller