I am honored to step into the role of Dues Chair for the CCAR. I do so because I cherish the unique and supportive relationships that are found in our Conference. Whether your rabbinate is based in a congregation, academic environment, hospital or care facility, or one of many other community-based positions, our Conference has grown and is evolving to meet your needs. Our mission is to “enrich and strengthen the Jewish community by empowering Reform Rabbis to provide religious, spiritual and organizational leadership.”
How do we fulfill this mission? Outstanding continuing education programs, high quality publications, our popular national and regional conventions, member services, along with placement services, and a pension plan are only the starting point. Whether you are transitioning to a new job, approaching retirement, in need of career advice or confronting personal or professional challenges, the CCAR professional staff is available to respond with compassion, creativity, and guidance.
In order to provide these essential services and fulfill our mission, the CCAR depends first and foremost upon you, our member, and your annual dues payment. Dues are the most significant part of the CCAR’s revenue, enhanced by publication sales, donations, and grants.
Your annual dues for the 2017-2018 calendar year, which begins July 1, 2017, should be calculated according to the schedule on the Dues Commitment Form that accompanies this letter. Dues levels are based primarily upon income. Conference policy requires dues forms and payments to be submitted no later than July 31 each year. So, please complete the form and send it along with your full annual dues as soon as possible. If you are unable to pay the entire sum due at this time, please send in your form with your most up to date contact information, including your current email address.
If you have questions, are currently experiencing financial hardship or need to discuss your situation confidentially, be in contact with me at email@example.com or 585-978-5770.
Please be aware that dues payments from rabbinic discretionary funds ARE accepted, so long as this conforms to your organization’s rules governing the use of these funds.
Thank you for your ongoing involvement and support.