CCAR 2019 Nominating Committee

Dear all,

We (Andrea and Zach) are honored to serve as co-chairs of the CCAR 2019 Nominating Committee.  Andrea was ordained in 1998 and has served Congregation Shaare Emeth in St. Louis for the past 20 years.  Zach was ordained in 1997 and serves Temple Akiba of Culver City, CA.

We invite CCAR members to submit names for consideration, including self-nominations, for the slate of Board Members and Officers for the 2019-2021 term.  We have heard that some members of the Conference feel unsure about nominating themselves for a position. However, we would like to strongly encourage anyone who believes they can add value to the CCAR to nominate themselves. We all benefit when dedicated colleagues are willing to step forward!

We are fortunate to be working with an incredible team on this committee, and we encourage members of the Conference to reach out to anyone on the Nominating Committee with questions, thoughts or concerns. The committee members are:

Andrea Goldstein, Co-Chair
Zachary Shapiro, Co-Chair
Ruth Abusch-Magder
Alexis Berk
Anna Bonnheim
Larry Englander
Ari Lorge
Sandra Katz
Jim Prosnit
Stacy Schlein
Sue Shankman
Danny Weiner

Please submit names for nomination to either chair no later than September 30, 2018. Once we receive a nomination, we will send the nominee a short application form that will need to be completed by October 15, 2018.

The Nominating Committee is charged to submit a slate for these offices:

(To become CCAR President for 2021–2023)
In accordance with the Constitution, the President-Elect must be selected from among any member of the current (2017–2019) or immediately prior (2015–2017) CCAR Officers or Boards.

Five Vice-Presidents (See specific descriptions below)
All CCAR members in good standing are eligible for nomination. All current Vice-Presidents (except for one who has termed out) are eligible for renomination as Officers.

Vice-President of Financial Affairs
Oversees and safeguards the financial resources of the Conference, including oversight of Audit, Budget and Finance, and Revenue Enhancement Committees.

Vice-President of Leadership
Identifies and cultivates future leadership of the Conference, facilitates leadership development within the Board of Trustees, and is responsible for ongoing communication with the CCAR Regions and their Presidents. 

Vice-President of Member Services
Oversees functions of the Conference, which protect the integrity and advance the professionalism of the Reform rabbinate in diverse rabbinic career paths, including functions related to ethics, placement, and compensation.

Vice-President of Organizational Relationships
Oversees and coordinates the representation of the Conference and articulation of Conference positions in a variety of multi-organizational coalitions, including the Joint Commissions of the Reform Movement.

Vice-President of Programs
Oversees and coordinates the Conference’s provision to its members of programs that promote personal and professional rabbinic growth, including national conventions, continuing rabbinic education, regional meetings, and others.

Trustees 2019–2021
(8 Positions)
All CCAR members in good standing are eligible. All current trustees, except for two who have termed out, are eligible for renomination. Trustees are responsible to determine and uphold the vision, mission, and core values of the Conference, and to set strategic direction and organizational priorities in concert with them; work in collaboration with the Chief Executive and Conference staff to achieve the objectives of the Conference; ensure the financial viability and sustainability of the Conference through prudent and honest financial oversight, safeguarding of assets, and revenue enhancement, including fundraising; consider and adopt positions on behalf of the Conference, and to determine topics for study and discussion at Conference conventions and other appropriate venues, and perform other duties.

Thank you in advance for your input and support.

Please contact us directly if you have any questions.

Rabbi Zach Shapiro
Rabbi Andrea Goldstein