Strengthening Jewish Life Through Rabbinic Leadership

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About Us

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.

Rabbinic Voice

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.

Member Services

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.

Upcoming Programs

CCAR Convention 2018 in Orange County, CA
March 18-21, 2018 Register now!

At CCAR Convention 2018, we will be “Confronting the Future” together, with highlights including:

  • Examine The Battle for the Future of America at the Supreme Court with Dahlia Lithwick, Senior Editor, Slate Magazine.
  • Tzipi Livni, former Foreign Minister of Israel, will speak as we celebrate the 70th anniversary of Israel’s Independence!
  • Be inspired by Sister Simone Campbell, “The Nun on The Bus”
  • Learn from Mark Hetfield, President and CEO of HIAS
  • Explore civic engagement with Betty Yee, California State Controller, Darrell Steinberg, Mayor of Sacramento, and Eric Garcetti, Mayor of Los Angeles!