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 2020‒2022 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 an 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 2021‒2022 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

Shattering the Tablets: Our Model for Jewish Life and Learning
Tuesday, October 19th 2021 12:00 PM ET - 1:00 PM ET CCAR Members Log In View Event.
Rabbis for Repro: The Landscape Now for Reproductive Health, And Access and Advocacy Paths Forward Co-Sponsored by the NCJW, the RAC and the WRJ.
Wednesday, October 20th 2021 3:00 PM ET - 4:00 PM ET CCAR Members Log In View Event.
Rest for Our Souls: 15 minutes of Meditation, Music, Art, and Poetry
Every Wednesday, October 7th 2021 - October 27th 2021 1:00 PM ET CCAR Members Log In View Event.

Upcoming Programs

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Oct. 13, 2021 - Oct. 27, 2021
1:00 PM ET
Rest for Our Souls: 15 minutes of Meditation, Music, Art, and PoetryVarious Presenters
Oct. 19, 2021
12:00 PM ET - 1:00 PM ET
Shattering the Tablets: Our Model for Jewish Life and LearningLeon Morris
Oct. 20, 2021 - Oct. 27, 2021
1:00 PM ET
Rest for Our Souls: 15 minutes of Meditation, Music, Art, and PoetryVarious Presenters
Oct. 20, 2021
3:00 PM ET - 4:00 PM ET
Rabbis for Repro: The Landscape Now for Reproductive Health, And Access and Advocacy Paths Forward Co-Sponsored by the NCJW, the RAC and the WRJ.Danya Ruttenberg, Scholar-in-Residence, NCJW, and Jonah Pesner, Director, RAC
Oct. 21, 2021
12:00 PM ET - 1:00 PM ET
Standing at the Threshold: The Hidden Unit of TimeTalia Avnon-Benveniste
Oct. 26, 2021
1:00 PM ET - 2:00 PM ET
Who Sang Psalm 22: David, Esther, or Jesus?A.J. Berkovitz
Oct. 27, 2021 - Oct. 27, 2021
1:00 PM ET
Rest for Our Souls: 15 minutes of Meditation, Music, Art, and PoetryVarious Presenters
Oct. 27, 2021
3:00 PM ET - 4:00 PM ET
Rabbis for Repro: Best Practices for Destigmatizing Abortion in Your Community, and an Introduction to Reproductive Justice Co-Sponsored by NCJW.Danya Ruttenberg, Scholar-in-Residence, NCJW
Nov. 10, 2021 - Feb. 02, 2022
2:30 PM ET - 3:30 PM ET
Refreshing and Strengthening Your Hebrew: 2021-2022Rivki Rosner
Nov. 10, 2021
1:00 PM ET - 2:00 PM ET
Do Scarce Resources Necessarily Lead to a Substandard Rabbinic Employment Contract?Michael Gan and others

Past Programs

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Oct. 14, 2021
4:00 PM ET - 5:00 PM ET
Lech L’cha with @lechlechallah: Tactile and Tasty TorahVanessa Harper
Oct. 13, 2021 - Oct. 27, 2021
1:00 PM ET
Rest for Our Souls: 15 minutes of Meditation, Music, Art, and PoetryVarious Presenters
Oct. 12, 2021
2:00 PM ET - 3:00 PM ET
Reflections on the High Holy Days: A time to process the experience with Rex PerlmeterRex Perlmeter
Oct. 04, 2021
1:00 PM ET - 2:00 PM ET
Reflections on the High Holy Days: A time to process the experience with Don RossoffDon Rossoff
Aug. 31, 2021
2:00 PM ET - 2:30 PM ET
The Akeidah Through the Lens of PoetryWendy Zierler, Professor of Modern Jewish Literature and Feminist Studies, HUC-JIR
Aug. 25, 2021
2:00 PM ET - 2:30 PM ET
Reading the Silences in the AkeidahDaniel Fisher-Livne, Assistant Professor of Bible, HUC-JIR
Aug. 23, 2021
4:00 PM ET - 5:15 PM ET
Opening My New Heart: Who Are We Now?Rex Perlmeter and Betsy Stone
Aug. 19, 2021
3:00 PM ET - 4:00 PM ET
Inspiring Change: Continuing the Journey Toward Racial Justice and EquityJonah Dov Pesner, Rachel Hall, Leora Kaye, and Yolanda Savage-Narva
Aug. 17, 2021
1:00 PM ET - 2:00 PM ET
Finding God’s Presence in our Everyday LivesEdwin Goldberg and Elaine Zecher, in conversation with Evan Kent and Miriam Heller Stern
Aug. 16, 2021
2:00 PM ET - 2:30 PM ET
Feeling Like Isaac and/or Abraham as a Jew of ColorKendell Pinkney, JTS Rabbinical Student and Rabbinic Fellow for Reboot, LABA, and Ammud