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.
Thank you to all of our members for a wonderful CCAR Convention 2018 in Orange County!
CCAR Convention 2018 Videos will be available to members soon.
Be sure to mark your calendars for CCAR Convention 2019 in Cincinnati, Ohio on March 31 – April 3, 2019.
New from CCAR
- CCAR Resolution on Assault Weapons and High Capacity Magazine Ban
- CCAR Mourns the Loss of Rabbi Aaron D. Panken, Ph.D., Z”L
- OpEd from Rabbi Hara Person: The Problem With Mother’s Day
- Advocate: Inclusiveness Is an Asset to Major LGBT-Affirming Churches and Synagogues
- Joint Reform Movement Statement on the 70th Anniversary of the Establishment of the State of Israel
- CCAR Statement on Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Reversal on African Asylum Seekers