The Central Conference of American Rabbis is the Reform rabbinic professional leadership organization that instills excellence in the Reform Jewish rabbinate. The oldest and largest rabbinic organization in North America, the CCAR strengthens the Jewish community by providing religious, spiritual, ethical, and intellectual leadership and wisdom for the 2,200 rabbis who serve more than 2 million Reform Jews throughout North America, Israel, and the world. The CCAR’s unique contribution to a continued vibrant Jewish community and Reform Movement lies in its work fostering excellence in Reform Rabbis, enhancing unity and connectedness among Reform Jews, applying Jewish values to a contemporary life, and creating a compelling and accessible Judaism for today and the future.
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 2,200 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.
133RD ANNUAL CCAR CONVENTION: Strengthening, Connecting, Reimagining
Sunday, March 14–Wednesday, March 17, 2021
The 2021 online CCAR Convention will provide meaningful and unique ways to strengthen our connection with colleagues through social gatherings, cohort meetings, learning and chevruta. Convention will strengthen us spiritually, emotionally, and professionally, bringing us together at a time when we need it more than ever. Plan to set aside these dates, put on your away message, and come to Convention!
CCAR In the News
- Rabbi Hara Person, opEd in The Times of Israel: Biden’s Win a Victory for Americans of Faith
- Tablet: The Other Side of the Pandemic: Synagogues Tackle Mental Health Issues Exacerbated by COVID-19
- Jewish Journal: Digital Platform Blends Technology and Spirituality for Easy Online Services
- Rabbi Hara Person in JTA: How Ruth Bader Ginsburg Went From the Notorious RBG to Ruth the Tzaddik
- Rabbi Hara Person, eJewishPhilanthropy: Jewish Organizations Must Address the Pandemic Parenting Gender Gap
- Rabbi Hara Person, Ms. Magazine: Why Progressive Faith Leaders Must Defend Reproductive Rights