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.


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Highlighted Programs

Understanding Today’s Antisemitism
Tuesday, August 3rd 2021 1:00 PM ET - 2:00 PM ET CCAR Members Log In View Event.
Sermons for These High Holy Days
Wednesday, August 4th 2021 12:00 PM ET CCAR Members Log In View Event.

Upcoming Programs

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Date Title Speakers Location
Aug. 03, 2021
1:00 PM ET - 2:00 PM ET
Understanding Today’s AntisemitismDavid Saperstein, Hara Person
Aug. 04, 2021
12:00 PM ET
Sermons for These High Holy DaysSari Laufer, Brian Stoller, and Jordana Schuster Battis
Aug. 09, 2021
2:00 PM ET - 2:30 PM ET
A Feminist ReVisionElyse Goldstein, Spiritual Leader of The City Shul in Toronto
Aug. 11, 2021
1:00 PM ET - 2:00 PM ET
What Can I Say About Israel? Navigating the ComplexityShaul Magid, Ayala Samuels, Josh Weinberg, and others
Aug. 12, 2021
3:00 PM ET - 4:00 PM ET
An Azkarah Ritual: Remembering and Reflecting on the Losses of the Past YearWith Natan Fenner and Eric Weiss
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
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. 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. 23, 2021
4:00 PM ET - 5:15 PM ET
Opening My New Heart: Who Are We Now?Rex Perlmeter and Betsy Stone
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

Past Programs

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May. 12, 2021 - May. 13, 2021
12:00 PM ET - 5:00 PM ET
First 100 Days: For Every Rabbi in Job TransitionCindy Enger and Alan Henkin
May. 11, 2021 - May. 12, 2021
12:30 PM ET - 4:00 PM ET
Fundraising for Rabbis: Shekels—Practical Approaches for Successful Outcomes Michael Ostroff, Co-Founder and Senior Partner Amplify Partners Consultants and Advisers, Hara Person, and Fani Magnus Monson
May. 06, 2021
2:00 PM ET
Revelation on the Threshing Floor: Reading Ruth on ShavuotElsie Stern
May. 05, 2021
3:00 PM ET
Using Insights from Parashat HaShavuah to Inspire Acts of Social JusticeBarry Block, Ilana Kaufman, and Ethan Bair
May. 04, 2021
2:00 PM ET
Preparing for What’s Next: Asking the Big QuestionsRosalie Will, Lawrence Hoffman and Rachel Gurevitz.
Apr. 27, 2021
2:00 PM ET
The Wounded Healer RevisitedRex Perlmeter and Ellen Lewis
Apr. 22, 2021
1:00 PM ET
L’chol Z’man v’Eit: New Prayers for a New GenerationApril Davis, Allie Fischman, Rachael Pass and Alan Cook
Apr. 20, 2021
3:00 PM ET
The Psychology of Retirement: A New Life ChangeLaura Geller, Don Rossoff, and Helen Dennis
Apr. 06, 2021
2:00 PM ET
Free Will: Ideal vs. RealityMark Washofsky
Apr. 01, 2021
1:00 PM ET
Racial Discrimination and Its Manifestation in Israeli SocietyJulie Fisher and Melinda Panken