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 2022‒2023 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 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 2022‒2023 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.


Highlighted Programs

The Reinvention of American Liberal Judaism and the Jewish Institute of Religion: The Power of Seminaries Past and Present
Tuesday, February 7th 2023 2:00 PM ET - 3:00 PM ET CCAR Members Log In View Event.
Sentient Robots and Singularity: On Being Human in the Digital Age
Wednesday, March 8th 2023 1:00 PM ET - 2:00 PM ET CCAR Members Log In View Event.
The Rabbinic Review Process and the Small Congregation
Tuesday, March 14th 2023 1:00 PM ET - 2:00 PM ET CCAR Members Log In View Event.

Upcoming Programs

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Feb. 07, 2023
2:00 PM ET - 3:00 PM ET
The Reinvention of American Liberal Judaism and the Jewish Institute of Religion: The Power of Seminaries Past and PresentShirley Idelson
Feb. 14, 2023
2:00 PM ET - 3:00 PM ET
Purim: Parody Writing WorkshopCantor Jamie Marx
Mar. 08, 2023
1:00 PM ET - 2:00 PM ET
Sentient Robots and Singularity: On Being Human in the Digital AgeJoseph Skloot
Mar. 14, 2023
1:00 PM ET - 2:00 PM ET
The Rabbinic Review Process and the Small CongregationJanet Offel, Alan Henkin, and Kenneth Carr
Mar. 15, 2023
2:00 PM ET - 3:00 PM ET
Today’s Jewish College Students and the Role of the RabbiJonah Zinn, Jessica Kirschner, Andrea Steinberger, and Jeremy Barras
Mar. 20, 2023 - Mar. 21, 2023
12:00 PM ET - 3:00 PM ET
Youth Mental Health First Aid Course
Mar. 21, 2023
12:00 PM ET - 1:30 PM ET
Task Management with Less Stress  2023Diana Bloom
Mar. 22, 2023
3:00 PM ET
Pesach: A Psalm of Praise in a Place of ConstraintRabbi Debra Robbins
Mar. 22, 2023
3:00 PM ET
Pesach: A Psalm of Praise in a Place of Constraint
Mar. 23, 2023
1:00 PM ET - 2:00 PM ET
How to Avoid Committing Ethics Violations in Your WorkplaceRahel Bayar and Ana Bonnheim

Past Programs

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Jan. 31, 2023
1:00 PM ET
Shabbat Shirah: Communal Song as a Liberatory Practice—A Musical WorkshopBatya Levine
Jan. 26, 2023
1:00 PM ET - 2:15 PM ET
It Takes a Village: The Unique Role of a Rabbi in Supporting the Mental Health of Young People in 2023Margie Bogdanow, Tricia Stern, Beth Lipschutz, and Dena Shaffer
Jan. 24, 2023
1:00 PM ET - 2:00 PM ET
Understanding the CCAR Ethics CodeAna Bonnheim and Tom Alpert
Jan. 17, 2023 - Jan. 18, 2023
12:00 AM ET
Looking Back, Looking Forward: A Two-Day Israel Seminar 
Jan. 11, 2023
2:00 PM ET - 3:00 PM ET
Exploring the Book of ProverbsShmuly Yanklowitz
Dec. 20, 2022
12:00 PM ET - 1:30 PM ET
Using Our Moral Voices to Address Oppression Inside and Outside of Our Jewish Communities: A Multi-Session REDI Training Series
Dec. 15, 2022
1:00 PM ET - 2:15 PM ET
Disclosure, Confidentiality, and TransparencyNicki Greninger, Amy Schwartzman, David Kasakove, and members of the Ethics Task Force
Dec. 12, 2022
8:00 PM ET - 9:00 PM ET
Chanukah: Lapidus & Myles: Light in the DarknessRabbi Micah Lapidus and Melvin Myles
Dec. 08, 2022
3:00 PM ET - 5:00 PM ET
December CCAR Virtual Business Session: Voting on Ethics Code Changes
Dec. 06, 2022
2:00 PM ET - 3:00 PM ET
Martin Buber’s Hasidic Tales: A Discussion of the Original Hebrew StoriesDennis Ross