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 2023‒2024 Continuing Rabbinic Education, Support, and Wellness 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 2023‒2024 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.


Upcoming Programs

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Mar. 21, 2024
2:00 PM ET - 3:00 PM ET
The Contemporary Jewish Landscape: Realities, Responses, and ImpactsJessy Dressin, Charlie Schwartz, Rachel B. Gross, and Nikki DeBlosi
Mar. 28, 2024
12:30 PM ET - 1:30 PM ET
Giving Thanks, Singing Our Days: Spiritual Practices for the Shir Shel YomRabbi Debra J Robbins and Cantor Richard Cohn
Apr. 02, 2024
1:00 PM ET - 2:30 PM ET
Jump-Start Your Lay Leadership Development: Concrete Steps and Practices to Identify and Develop Engaged Leaders    Benjamin Ross
Apr. 04, 2024
2:00 PM ET - 3:00 PM ET
Should We Change How We Talk with Children about Israel? Sivan Zakai, in conversation with Elana Perry
Apr. 10, 2024
12:00 PM ET - 1:00 PM ET
Singing for Body and Soul: Nigunim as a Mindfulness Practice  Ariel Root Wolpe
Apr. 11, 2024
1:00 PM ET - 2:30 PM ET
Media Training: How to Harness Your Rabbinic Voice Sean Thibault
May. 06, 2024
12:00 PM ET - 5:00 PM ET
First 100 Days: For Congregational Rabbis Leora Kaye, Alan Berlin, Paula Winnig, and others
May. 21, 2024
12:00 PM ET - 1:00 PM ET
Creating Meaningful Religious School T’filahDaniel Bar-Nahum, Nicki Greninger, Saul Kaiserman, and Rebecca Robins
May. 21, 2024
12:00 PM ET - 3:00 PM ET
First 100 Days: For Rabbis in New Supervisory Roles Leora Kaye, Alan Berlin, Paula Winnig, and others
May. 22, 2024
12:00 PM ET - 5:00 PM ET
First 100 Days: For Rabbis in Organization or Freelance Positions Leora Kaye, Alan Berlin, and others

Past Programs

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Date Title Speakers Location
Feb. 13, 2024
12:30 PM ET - 1:30 PM ET
Creating a Torah Commentary: Challenges and Opportunities Elsie Stern, Andrea Weiss, and Alan Levenson
Feb. 07, 2024
2:00 PM ET
CCAR Press Webinar: Writing for the CCAR Journal: Everything You Need to Know
Jan. 23, 2024
1:00 PM ET - 2:00 PM ET
Renewing and Creating Rituals for Judaism Today Stefano Iacono, Dayle Friedman, and Juliana Karol
Jan. 22, 2024
12:00 PM ET - 1:00 PM ET
Rooting Down, Rising Up: A Yoga Practice to Honor Tu Bishvat Susie Moskowitz
Jan. 17, 2024
1:00 PM ET - 2:00 PM ET
It Started in Philadelphia: Women and the Shaping of American Judaism  Karla Goldman
Jan. 08, 2024
7:00 PM ET - 8:15 PM ET
Improv for RabbisRev. Marcy Bain and Lisa Bany, The Second City
Dec. 14, 2023
2:00 PM ET - 3:00 PM ET
Journeying through the Year of Mourning Lisa Grant, Lisa B. Segal, and Pearl BarLev
Dec. 12, 2023
12:00 PM ET - 1:30 PM ET
Creating the Right Boundaries: Best Practices for Working with Youth   Drew Fidler, Senior Director, BBYO Center for Adolescent Wellness
Dec. 11, 2023
12:30 PM ET - 5:30 PM ET
Training the Intentional Interim Rabbi: Jewish Perspectives and Relational ApproachesDennis Ross and Alan Berlin
Dec. 07, 2023
1:00 PM ET - 2:00 PM ET
Nourish Your Soul with Shefa Gold — An Experiential Webinar: Bringing Chant and Meditation into Ritual Practice Shefa Gold and Rachel Gurevitz