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.


Highlighted Programs

Poems for Our Days: In Conversation with Sacred Texts
Wednesday, August 14, 2024 1:00 PM ET - 2:00 PM ET CCAR Members Log In View Event.
Reinterpreting High Holy Day Observances in Light of October 7
Thursday, August 22, 2024 1:00 PM ET - 2:00 PM ET CCAR Members Log In View Event.
Sermons for 5785: Texts That Inspire Us
Tuesday, August 27, 2024 12:00 PM ET - 1:00 PM ET CCAR Members Log In View Event.

Upcoming Programs

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Date Title Speakers Location
Aug. 14, 2024
1:00 PM ET - 2:00 PM ET
Poems for Our Days: In Conversation with Sacred TextsRachel Korazim
Aug. 22, 2024
1:00 PM ET - 2:00 PM ET
Reinterpreting High Holy Day Observances in Light of October 7Oded Mazor and Rachel Gurevitz, facilitated by Michael Satz
Aug. 27, 2024
12:00 PM ET - 1:00 PM ET
Sermons for 5785: Texts That Inspire UsPeter Berg, Dara Frimmer, and Karen Tomashow
Aug. 29, 2024
1:00 PM ET - 2:00 PM ET
Israel: Complexity and NuanceMichael Koplow, Chief Policy Officer of the Israel Policy Forum, Jill Maderer, and Josh Weinberg
Sep. 04, 2024
7:30 PM ET - 8:30 PM ET
Preparing to Prepare: A Rosh Chodesh Elul GatheringNoah Diamondstein
Sep. 04, 2024
12:00 PM ET - 1:00 PM ET
Sounds of the Shofar: The Voice of PoetryAlden Solovy
Sep. 05, 2024
3:00 PM ET - 4:00 PM ET
Opening Our Eyes and Lifting Our Gaze: Taking a Fresh Look at Genesis 21 and 22 Through the New CCAR Torah TranslationJanet and Shelly Marder
Sep. 10, 2024
12:00 PM ET - 1:30 PM ET
Will It Ever Feel Better?: When the Rabbi Is Wrestling with Personal DespairBetsy Stone and Dusty Klass
Sep. 16, 2024
12:00 PM ET - 1:00 PM ET
In the Haunted Present: Jews in a Non-Jewish WorldDara Horn
Sep. 17, 2024
12:00 PM ET - 1:00 PM ET
Shofar: The Wordless Ritual in the Wordiest of DaysDalia Marx

Past Programs

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Jul. 11, 2024
2:00 PM ET - 3:30 PM ET
Drashing Democracy: Talking About the Elections and Beyond During the High Holy Days
Jun. 10, 2024
4:30 PM ET - 6:30 PM ET
June 10th Ethics Vote
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
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. 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. 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. 02, 2024
8:00 PM ET - 9:00 PM ET
Ethics Voting Education Session 2
Apr. 25, 2024
12:00 PM ET - 1:00 PM ET
Yom HaZikaron and Yom HaAtzma-ut in a Time of War and UncertaintyGabby Dagan, Yael Vurgan, and Andy Vogel
Apr. 11, 2024
1:00 PM ET - 2:30 PM ET
Media Training: How to Harness Your Rabbinic Voice Sean Thibault
Apr. 10, 2024
12:00 PM ET - 1:00 PM ET
Singing for Body and Soul: Nigunim as a Mindfulness Practice  Ariel Root Wolpe