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.

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.


Highlighted Programs

A Conversation about Ongoing Work of the Task Force on the Experience of Women In the Rabbinate
Tuesday, April 16th 2019 12:00 PM CCAR Members Log In View Event.
Pirkei Avot as a Guide to Considering Contemporary Social Justice Issues
Wednesday, May 1st 2019 1:00 PM CCAR Members Log In View Event.
First 100 Days: For Every Rabbi in Job Transition
Monday, May 6th 2019 - Tuesday, May 7th 2019 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM CCAR Members Log In View Event.
Creative Models of Religious Schools in Small Congregations
Thursday, May 16th 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
Monday, August 19th 2019 - Wednesday, August 21st 2019 12:00 PM - 12:00 PM CCAR Members Log In View Event.
The Rabbinate Seeking Sovereignty: The Evolving Story of Reform Judaism in Israel
Monday, May 6th 2019 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM CCAR Members Log In View Event.

Current Programs

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Apr. 29, 2019 - Apr. 30, 2019
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Media Savvy: Harnessing Your Rabbinic Voice in Troubled TimesAuburn Seminary and Berlin Rosen Public Affairs
May. 01, 2019
1:00 PM
Pirkei Avot as a Guide to Considering Contemporary Social Justice IssuesShmuly Yanklowitz
May. 06, 2019
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
The Rabbinate Seeking Sovereignty: The Evolving Story of Reform Judaism in Israel 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 TransitionAlan Henkin and Cindy Enger
May. 16, 2019
1:00 PM
Creative Models of Religious Schools in Small CongregationsDebi M. Rowe, MAJE, DJRE and others
May. 19, 2019 - May. 21, 2019
All day
Retirement Seminar with Reform Pension Board
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
Jan. 26, 2020 - Feb. 01, 2020
All day
CCAR Trip to Israel 2020: Art, Culture, and Creativity: A Different Side of IsraelRabbi Hara Person and Rabbi Carole Balin, PhD
Israel
Mar. 14, 2021 - Mar. 17, 2021
All day
CCAR Convention
Mar. 27, 2022 - Mar. 30, 2022
All day

Past Programs

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Date Title Speakers Location
Apr. 16, 2019
12:00 PM
A Conversation about Ongoing Work of the Task Force on the Experience of Women In the RabbinateAmy Schwartzman, Ellen Weinberg Dreyfus, Diana Ho, and Hara Person
Apr. 11, 2019
1:00 PM
Successful Approaches to Fundraising in Small CongregationsMarla Abraham and others
Mar. 31, 2019 - Apr. 03, 2019
All day
CCAR Annual Convention
Mar. 12, 2019
1:00 PM
The Ethics of ConfidentialityEllen Lewis, NCPsyA, DD and Mark Chopko, Specialist in Legal Issues for Religious Organizations
Mar. 04, 2019
1:00 PM
Congregational and Organizational Finances: Everything I Need To KnowMelissa 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 PracticeRex Perlmeter and Beth Sandweiss
Feb. 26, 2019
12:00 PM
How to Be an AllyAmy Shwartzman, Ellen Weinberg, Dreyfus, Diana Ho, Ethan Bair, and Hara Person
Feb. 21, 2019
12:30 PM
“Your House Shall Be a House of Prayer for All People”: Isaiah 56:17Andrea Weiss
Feb. 20, 2019 - Feb. 27, 2019
1:00 PM - 2:15 PM
Building a Jewish Mindfulness PracticeRex Perlmeter and Beth Sandweiss
Feb. 19, 2019
12:00 PM
Mishkan Aveilut- Guiding People through Times of GriefEric Weiss, Leah Cohen Tenenbaum, Shira Stern