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.
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.
Yom Iyyun 2019 CCAR and MARAM Joint Seminar Rabanut and Ribonot: The New Israeli ChallengeMonday, July 8th 2019 All day CCAR Members Log In View Event.
Old Fears, New Fears: How to Discuss Today’s AntisemitismWednesday, August 7th 2019 1:00 PM CCAR Members Log In View Event.
Truth, Justice, and Reconciliation: A Pre-High Holy Day Seminar in Montgomery and Selma, AL. Registration Deadline: June 21stMonday, August 19th 2019 - Wednesday, August 21st 2019 12:00 PM - 12:00 PM CCAR Members Log In View Event.
|Jul. 08, 2019|
|Yom Iyyun 2019 CCAR and MARAM Joint Seminar Rabanut and Ribonot: The New Israeli Challenge||TBA|
|Aug. 07, 2019|
|Old Fears, New Fears: How to Discuss Today’s Antisemitism||Rabbi Melissa B. Simon, Kenneth S. Stern, Bard Center for the Study of Hate, and others|
|Aug. 12, 2019|
|Psalm 27: Opening Your Heart, Co-sponsored with the ACC||Rabbi Debra Robbins, Cantors Richard Cohn and Amanda Kleinman|
|Aug. 19, 2019 - Aug. 21, 2019|
12:00 PM - 12:00 PM
|Truth, Justice, and Reconciliation: A Pre-High Holy Day Seminar in Montgomery and Selma, AL. Registration Deadline: June 21st|
|Aug. 22, 2019|
|Interpreting Ancient Text Through the Lens of Today’s Issues: Insight to Guide our High Holy Day Sermons||Karyn Kedar, Rachel Timoner and others|
|Aug. 26, 2019|
|The Power of Storytelling||Arthur Strimling, Maggid HaMakom, Kolot Chayeinu, and Rabbi Zoe Klein|
|Sep. 04, 2019|
|Ahavat Yisrael in Challenging Times|
|Sep. 10, 2019|
|Texts That Lead to Action: Addressing Today’s Critical Issues||Rabbi Jonah Dov Pesner, and others|
|Sep. 12, 2019|
|To Lead and to Pray: The Challenges of Being K’lei Kodesh||Rabbis Mark Washofsky PhD, Rex Perlmeter, and Alexis Berk|
|Sep. 16, 2019|
|Yizkor: Creating a Space to Remember||Rabbis Dalia Marx, PhD, Andrew Busch, and Shira Stern|
|May. 19, 2019 - May. 21, 2019|
|Retirement Seminar with Reform Pension Board|
|May. 06, 2019|
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
|The Rabbinate Seeking Sovereignty: The Evolving Story of Reform Judaism in Israel (Webinar will be in Hebrew)||Janet Liss, Chen Ben Or Tsfoni, and Ofek Meir|
|May. 06, 2019 - May. 07, 2019|
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
|First 100 Days: For Every Rabbi in Job Transition||Alan Henkin and Cindy Enger|
|May. 01, 2019|
|Pirkei Avot as a Guide to Considering Contemporary Social Justice Issues||Shmuly Yanklowitz|
|Apr. 16, 2019|
|A Conversation about Ongoing Work of the Task Force on the Experience of Women In the Rabbinate||Amy Schwartzman, Ellen Weinberg Dreyfus, Diana Ho, and Hara Person|
|Apr. 11, 2019|
|Successful Approaches to Fundraising in Small Congregations||Marla Abraham and others|
|Mar. 31, 2019 - Apr. 03, 2019|
|CCAR Annual Convention|
|Mar. 12, 2019|
|The Ethics of Confidentiality||Ellen Lewis, NCPsyA, DD and Mark Chopko, Specialist in Legal Issues for Religious Organizations|
|Mar. 04, 2019|
|Congregational and Organizational Finances: Everything I Need To Know||Melissa Johnson, Executive Director, Temple Beth Elohim, and Laurie Pinho, CPA & CFO/COO, CCAR|
|Feb. 27, 2019 - Feb. 27, 2019|
1:00 PM - 2:15 PM
|Building a Jewish Mindfulness Practice||Rex Perlmeter and Beth Sandweiss|