Continuing Rabbinic Education

Torah study and professional development are pillars of the CCAR Mission to provide excellence in rabbinic leadership and to strengthen the Jewish community. Each CCAR lifelong learning event is grounded in Torah and provides opportunities for meaningful chevruta. 

The CCAR is excited to present the 2021‒2022 Continuing Rabbinic Education program guide to our members. Wherever and however you serve, our program provides diverse and in-depth opportunities to strengthen our rabbinates, our personal lives, and our connections to each other. Our program includes opportunities for studying Torah with leading scholars, responding to urgent social justice issues, connecting with Israel, leading in a time of change, and enhancing our skills in areas such as pastoral care, transition management, supervision, and fundraising.

In recognition of the importance of ongoing learning and growth, the CCAR membership overwhelmingly approved a Continuing Rabbinic Education requirement. In response to some of your questions, we are providing a FAQ to clarify some of the details about this program.

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 2022‒2023 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 via our CCAR Code of Ethics Requirement form.

 


Highlighted Programs

Communities Divided: Leading in a Time of Toxic Polarization
Tuesday, August 23rd 2022 1:00 PM ET - 2:30 PM ET CCAR Members Log In View Event.
Prophetic Preaching: Using Words to Make Change
Thursday, August 25th 2022 1:00 PM ET - 2:00 PM ET CCAR Members Log In View Event.
Sermons for 5783: Sharing Texts, Ideas, and Creativity
Thursday, September 1st 2022 1:00 PM ET - 2:00 PM ET CCAR Members Log In View Event.

Upcoming Programs

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Aug. 23, 2022
1:00 PM ET - 2:30 PM ET
Communities Divided: Leading in a Time of Toxic PolarizationRachel Schmelkin, Michael Holzman, and experts from the One America Movement
Aug. 25, 2022 - Oct. 25, 2022
12:00 PM ET - 5:00 PM ET
First One Hundred Days: For Every Rabbi in Job TransitionHara Person and others
Aug. 25, 2022
1:00 PM ET - 2:00 PM ET
Prophetic Preaching: Using Words to Make ChangePastor Otis Moss III, Trinity United Church of Christ, Chicago, in conversation with Shoshanah Conover
Sep. 01, 2022
1:00 PM ET - 2:00 PM ET
Sermons for 5783: Sharing Texts, Ideas, and CreativityAsher Knight, Kari Tuling, and Ruth Zlotnick
Sep. 06, 2022
2:00 PM ET - 3:00 PM ET
Responding to the Threat to Democracy: Abortion, Guns, and Transgender RightsJudith Schindler, Jonah Pesner, Dara Frimmer, Joel Mosbacher, Daniel Bogard, and others
Sep. 07, 2022
1:30 PM ET - 2:45 PM ET
El Rachum v’Chanun: Reaching Out for CompassionAmy Eilberg and Betsy Stone
Sep. 13, 2022
12:00 PM ET - 1:00 PM ET
What Can We Say about Israel?Orly Erez-Likhovski, Leora Ezrachi-Vered, and Yair Tobias, in conversation with Josh Weinberg
Sep. 14, 2022
2:00 PM ET - 3:00 PM ET
The Holiness of Community: Regathering with PurposeLarry Hoffman, Sara Luria, and Rachel Gurevitz
Sep. 15, 2022
12:00 PM ET - 1:15 PM ET
“Is This the Fast I Desire”? The Balance between Nefesh and GufJonathan Slater and Betsy Stone
Sep. 20, 2022
1:00 PM ET - 2:00 PM ET
Managing the Pressure of the Holy DaysRoslyn Weiner, Spiritual Director and Psychologist

Past Programs

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Jun. 09, 2022
3:00 PM ET - 6:00 PM ET
Virtual Business Session: Voting on Ethics Code Changes
Jun. 02, 2022
12:00 PM ET - 5:00 PM ET
One-Day Special Training for the Intentional Interim Rabbi TrainingDennis Ross and Deborah Hirsch
Jun. 01, 2022
12:00 PM ET - 12:30 PM ET
Arriving at Sinai with Contemporary Liturgy and Poetic MidrashAlden Solovy
May. 24, 2022
12:00 PM ET - 12:30 PM ET
Peace vs. TruthShmuly Yanklowitz
May. 18, 2022
12:00 PM ET - 12:30 PM ET
From Exodus to Sinai: An Alternative Haftarah Cycle for the Omer—Torah Study Enhances Our LivesBarbara AB Symons and Amy Scheinerman
May. 17, 2022
7:00 PM ET - 9:00 PM ET
Voting Education Session
May. 10, 2022
1:00 PM ET - 1:30 PM ET
Seven Spiritual Principles for Counting the OmerKaryn Kedar
May. 03, 2022
12:00 PM ET - 12:30 PM ET
From Exodus to Sinai: An Alternative Haftarah Cycle for the Omer—Torah, Teacher, StudentWith Barbara AB Symons and Amy Scheinerman
Apr. 28, 2022 - Apr. 28, 2022
1:00 PM ET - 1:30 PM ET
Counting the Omer with Psalm 67: “The Menorah Psalm”Yoel Kahn
Mar. 27, 2022 - Mar. 30, 2022
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CCAR Convention