Continuing Rabbinic Education

CCAR understands Torah study and professional development to be pillars of its Mission to provide excellence in rabbinic leadership and to strengthen the Jewish community. Each CCAR lifelong learning event–-whether in-person seminar or webinar, one hour or multi-day, instrumental skill based or text oriented-–is grounded in Torah or prayer. These programs advance competencies in Leadership, Professional Skills, Organizational Management and Growth, and Communications Systems.

The CCAR is excited to present the 2019-2021 Continuing Rabbinic Education program guide to our members.  Our program guide contains robust, diverse, and in-depth educational opportunities for all rabbis no matter what setting you work in. You will find a wide variety of topics that strengthen our rabbinates, our personal lives, and our connections to each other. Our in-person seminars, webinars, leadership travel, and Convention will provide in-depth Torah study, enhance your skills in areas such as supervision and fundraising, help guide your social justice work, and elevate your rabbinate through meaningful ethics education.

We now offer many more interactive opportunities for participants in our webinars in order to create a deeper connection amongst our members. Watch in our Weekly Update and Facebook group as registration information becomes available.

For many years the CCAR has offered a robust, in-depth program of learning for rabbis to enhance rabbinic skills, engage with text and strengthen our leadership. In recognition of the importance of on-going learning and growth, the CCAR membership overwhelmingly approved a Continuing Rabbinic Education requirement at the 2018 CCAR Convention. The CRE requirement will begin on July 1, 2019. In response to some of your questions, we are providing an FAQ to clarify some of the details about this program, which begins on July 1, 2019.

As part of our new Continuing Education Requirement, each member of the CCAR is asked annually to read the CCAR Code of Ethics. You were given the opportunity to indicate that you had read the code when you submitted your 2019-2020 dues form. If you did NOT indicate on your dues form that you have read the code, please take a few minutes to read the Ethics Code and indicate that you have done so here.


Highlighted Programs

Gathering Together to Eat our First Chametz
Wednesday, April 15th 2020 All day CCAR Members Log In View Event.
Living Alone at a Time of Physical Distancing
Thursday, April 16th 2020 1:00 PM CCAR Members Log In View Event.
Music and Sound in VIRTUAL GATHERINGS: How To Make It Work
Monday, April 6th 2020 12:00 PM - 12:30 PM CCAR Members Log In View Event.
Death, Funeral, and Mourning Practices in the Midst of a Pandemic
Monday, April 20th 2020 1:00 PM CCAR Members Log In View Event.
The Introverted Rabbi in a 24/7 World
Wednesday, April 22nd 2020 1:00 PM CCAR Members Log In View Event.
The Introverted Rabbi in a 24/7 World
Wednesday, April 22nd 2020 1:00 PM CCAR Members Log In View Event.
Is T’shuvah Possible in the Internet Age?
Monday, April 27th 2020 1:00 PM CCAR Members Log In View Event.
Understanding the Addiction Epidemic and the Imperative of Communal Support
Thursday, April 30th 2020 1:00 PM CCAR Members Log In View Event.

Upcoming Programs

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Apr. 15, 2020
All day
Gathering Together to Eat our First Chametz
Apr. 16, 2020
1:00 PM
Living Alone at a Time of Physical DistancingRabbi Rex Perlmeter
Apr. 20, 2020
1:00 PM
Death, Funeral, and Mourning Practices in the Midst of a Pandemic David Zinner, Executive Director, Kavod v’Nichum
Apr. 22, 2020
1:00 PM
The Introverted Rabbi in a 24/7 WorldCindy Enger, Jim Bleiberg, and Jennifer B. Kahnweiler
Apr. 22, 2020
1:00 PM
The Introverted Rabbi in a 24/7 WorldCindy Enger and Jim Bleiberg, Jennifer B. Kahnweiler
Apr. 27, 2020
1:00 PM
Is T’shuvah Possible in the Internet Age?Dvora Weisberg
Apr. 30, 2020
1:00 PM
Understanding the Addiction Epidemic and the Imperative of Communal SupportAndrea Cosnowsky, Jim Goodman, and others
May. 04, 2020
1:00 PM
Managing Personal Boundaries While Working from HomeRex Perlmeter
May. 06, 2020 - May. 07, 2020
All day
First 100 Days: For Every Rabbi in Job TransitionAlan Henkin and Cindy Enger
Oct. 06, 2020
1:00 PM
Saying Goodbye: A Healthy Way to Leave Your PositionWith Cindy Enger and others

Past Programs

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Apr. 06, 2020
12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
Music and Sound in VIRTUAL GATHERINGS: How To Make It WorkRabbi Cantor Dan Sklar and Rabbi Dan Medwin
Apr. 01, 2020
5:00 PM
Addressing our Own LossRabbi Rex Perlmeter
Mar. 31, 2020
12:00 PM
Using the Free CCAR Flip Books: Tips and TricksRabbi Dan Medwin
Mar. 22, 2020 - Mar. 24, 2020
All day
CCAR Connect
Mar. 09, 2020
1:00 PM
Responding to the Coronavirus: Sharing Resources and SupportRabbis Ruth Zlotnick, Asher Knight, and others
Feb. 19, 2020
1:00 PM
Navigating the Lines between Personal and Professional BoundariesKaren Fox and others
Feb. 18, 2020
1:00 PM
Understanding Recent Email Scams: What You Need to KnowRabbi Dan Medwin
Feb. 13, 2020
1:00 PM
The Ethics of Money: When Values and Wealth ConflictDr. Alyssa M. Gray, Brian Stoller, and Mary Zamore
Feb. 11, 2020
1:00 PM
Creative Models of Religious Schools in Small CommunitiesLisa Levenberg, Debi M. Rowe, and Sue Bojdak
Feb. 06, 2020
1:00 PM
Shifting Consciousness for Tu Bishvat: More than TreesLisa Goldstein