Continuing Rabbinic Education

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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 newest 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.


Highlighted Programs

Women in the Rabbinate: Strengthening your Fundraising Skills
Thursday, October 4th 2018 1:00 PM CCAR Members Log In View Event.
Refresh Your Rabbinate: Three-Day Interim Training
Monday, October 8th 2018 - Wednesday, October 10th 2018 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM CCAR Members Log In View Event.
Nurturing the Spiritual Life
Monday, October 15th 2018 12:30 PM CCAR Members Log In View Event.

Current Programs

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Oct. 04, 2018
1:00 PM
Women in the Rabbinate: Strengthening your Fundraising SkillsJane Karlin (Senior VP), Israel and Global Philanthropy Jewish Agency for Israel, Debra Pine, Vice President, Strategic Philanthropy of the Associated: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore, and Ruth A. Zlotnick
Oct. 08, 2018 - Oct. 10, 2018
9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Refresh Your Rabbinate: Three-Day Interim TrainingRev. Lynn Carman Bodden, Interim Ministry Network and Rabbi Cindy Enger
Oct. 15, 2018
12:30 PM
Nurturing the Spiritual LifeLisa Goldstein, Rex Perlmeter, and Betsy Torop
Oct. 25, 2018
12:00 PM
Racial Injustice: Drawing on Jewish Tradition to Make Lasting ChangeSeth Limmer, Ilana Kaufman, Rebekah Stern, and Jonah Pesner
Oct. 30, 2018
1:00 PM
Cultivating Lay LeadershipSamuel K. Joseph and others
Nov. 05, 2018
1:00 PM
Saying Goodbye: A Healthy Way to Leave Your PositionCindy Enger and others
Nov. 11, 2018 - Nov. 15, 2018
All day
CCAR Mission to Cuba
Nov. 20, 2018
12:00 PM
What Did You Just Say?Diana Ho, Ellen Lewis, and Hara Person
Nov. 28, 2018 - Nov. 29, 2018
All day
Rabbi as Supervisor – Five Essential Skills They Never Taught You in SeminaryLarry Dressler
Dec. 04, 2018
1:00 PM
Using Technology to Expand Our Reach and Create CommunityRachel Mikva, Dan Medwin, and others

Past Programs

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Aug. 29, 2018
7:00 PM
Rabbi as “Jew in the Pew”Rabbis Lisa Goldstein, Rachel Hertzman, and David Thomas.
Aug. 28, 2018
1:00 PM
Israel and the American-Jewish Millennial: What’s at Stake?Andrew Keene, Andrew Oberstein, Sam Rubin, Chelsea Feuchs, Moderated by Rabbi Josh Weinberg
Aug. 21, 2018
1:00 PM
What Can I Say? Fostering Civic Engagement from the PulpitRabbi Judith Schindler, Rabbi Jonah Pesner, and Rabbi Charles Briskin
Aug. 16, 2018
2:00 PM
Grounded in Text: Creating Impactful High Holy Day SermonsRabbi David Stern and Rabbi Mari Chernow
Aug. 08, 2018
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Talking About Israel: Creating DialogueRabbi Lisa Grant, Rabbi Reuven Greenvald, Anne Berman Waldorf, Rabbi Hara Person
Aug. 02, 2018
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
The Centrality of Israel: Inspiring our Communities in Complex TimesMiri Eisin, Rabbi Talia Avnon-Benvenisti, Rabbi Leon Morris, Rabbi Josh Weinberg
Jul. 16, 2018
1:00 PM
Institutional Security in a Dangerous WorldAndy Dooher, Director of Security, Shalom Austin, Rabbis Jacqueline Mates-Muchin and Cookie Olshein
Jul. 02, 2018
1:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Yom Iyyun 2018Teachers To Be Announced
Jun. 18, 2018
1:00 PM
Enhancing High Holy Day Prayer for All Ages: Mishkan HaNefesh for Children and FamiliesRabbi Melissa Buyer-Witman, Rabbi Steven Rau, and Cantor Irena Altshul. Moderated by Rabbi Hara Person.
Jun. 14, 2018
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Webinar – Teaching Introduction to Judaism Courses with the New CCAR ReaderJulie Zupan, Stephanie Bernstein and Ethan Bair. Moderated by Hara Person.