Elul: Preparing Yourselves and Your Communities for the Yamim Noraim


Prophetic Preaching: Using Words to Make Change
With Pastor Otis Moss III, Trinity United Church of Christ, Chicago and leader of Prophetic Preaching Lab, Auburn Seminary, in conversation with Shoshanah Conover
Thursday, August 25, 1:00–2:00 PM ET
Sermons for 5783: Sharing Texts, Ideas and Creativity
With Asher Knight, Kari Tuling, and Ruth Zlotnick
Thursday, September 1, 1:00–2:00 PM ET
Responding to the Threat to Democracy: Abortion, Guns, and Transgender Rights
Cosponsored with the Religious Action Center
With Judith Schindler, Jonah Pesner, Dara Frimmer, Joel Mosbacher, Daniel Bogard, and others
Tuesday, September 6, 2:00–3:00 PM ET
What Can We Say about Israel?
A dialogue with MARAM rabbis, cosponsored with URJ/ARZA
With Orly Erez-Likhovski, Leora Ezrachi-Vered, and Yair Tobias, in conversation with Josh Weinberg
Tuesday, September 13, 12:00–1:00 PM ET


Caring for Ourselves, Preparing to Lead
A joint program of the Central Conference of American Rabbis, the Rabbinical Assembly, and the Reconstructionist Rabbinical Association

Rachamim, and Nefesh/Guf are themes that are woven through the liturgy and sacred texts of the High Holy Day season. These sessions will explore each of these themes from a personal and psychological perspective as well as through the lens of Jewish text and tradition.
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Hinei Yom HaDin:  Judgement by God, by Others, and by Ourselves
With Elsie Stern and Betsy Stone
Wednesday, August 31, 1:00–2:15 PM ET
El Rachum v’Chanun:  Reaching Out for Compassion
With Amy Eilberg and Betsy Stone
Wednesday, September 7, 1:30–2:45 PM ET
“Is This the Fast I Desire” ? The Balance between Nefesh and Guf
With Jonathan Slater and Betsy Stone
Thursday, September 15, 12:00–1:15 PM ET
Managing the Pressure of the Holy Days
With Roslyn Weiner, Spiritual Director and Psychologist
Tuesday, September 20, 1:00–2:00 PM ET


Communities Divided: Leading in a Time of Toxic Polarization
With Rachel Schmelkin, Michael Holzman, and experts from the One America Movement
Tuesday, August 23, 1:00–2:30 PM ET
The Holiness of Community: Regathering with Purpose
With Larry Hoffman, Sara Luria, and Rachel Gurevitz
Wednesday, September 14, 2:003:00 PM ET
Finding Comfort and Inspiration in the Pews
Cosponsored with NAORRR
With Rex Perlmeter, Bennett Miller, Laura Geller and others
Wednesday, September 21, 7:00-8:00 PM ET

All sessions will be recorded and available on the Continuing Rabbinic Education website.
For more information, contact jvanek@ccarnet.org.