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.
CCAR Convention 2023
February 20-26, 2023
CCAR Convention 2023 in Israel will begin with dinner on Monday, February 20 in Jerusalem and conclude mid-afternoon on Sunday, February 26 in Tel Aviv.
CCAR In the News
- Rabbi Hara Person in eJewishPhilanthropy: The Repeal of Roe v. Wade Is an Attack on My Jewish Freedom
- Rabbi Hara Person on “The Jews Are Tired” Podcast: Roe v. Wade, Church and State, and Jewish Perspectives on Abortion and Reproductive Rights
- Rabbi Hara Person in The Times of Israel: The Pandemic and the Binding of Isaac: Finding Healing from Brokenness
- 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