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 2020‒2021 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.


Highlighted Programs

Racial Discrimination and Its Manifestation in Israeli Society
Thursday, April 1st 2021 1:00 PM ET CCAR Members Log In View Event.
Free Will: Ideal vs. Reality
Tuesday, April 6th 2021 2:00 PM ET CCAR Members Log In View Event.
The Psychology of Retirement: A New Life Change
Tuesday, April 20th 2021 3:00 PM ET CCAR Members Log In View Event.

Upcoming Programs

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Jan. 04, 2021 - Mar. 22, 2021
2:30 PM ET
Refreshing and Strengthening Your HebrewRivki Rosner
Mar. 14, 2021 - Mar. 17, 2021
All day
CCAR Convention
Apr. 01, 2021
1:00 PM ET
Racial Discrimination and Its Manifestation in Israeli SocietyJulie Fisher, Melinda Panken, and Kobi Weiss
Apr. 06, 2021
2:00 PM ET
Free Will: Ideal vs. RealityMark Washofsky
Apr. 20, 2021
3:00 PM ET
The Psychology of Retirement: A New Life ChangeLaura Geller, Don Rossoff, and Helen Dennis
Apr. 22, 2021
1:00 PM ET
L’chol Z’man v’Eit: New Prayers for a New GenerationApril Davis and Others
Apr. 27, 2021
2:00 PM ET
The Wounded Healer RevisitedRex Perlmeter and Ellen Lewis
May. 05, 2021
3:00 PM ET
Using Insights from Parashat HaShavuah to Inspire Acts of Social JusticeBarry Block and others
May. 06, 2021
2:00 PM ET
Revelation on the Threshing Floor: Reading Ruth on ShavuotElsie Stern
May. 11, 2021 - May. 12, 2021
12:00 AM ET
Fundraising for Rabbis: Shekels—Creating a Giving Culture in Your Organization and Synagogue Hara Person, Fani Magnus Monson, Michael Ostroff, and Tanja Skrett

Past Programs

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Feb. 17, 2021
2:00 PM ET
This Year’s Passover: How Last Year’s Lessons Inform This Year’s ChoicesFeaturing professional leaders from the Reform Movement and Rabbi Dalia Marx, Ph.D., Rabbi Aaron D. Panken Professor of Liturgy and Midrash. Offered by the ACC, CCAR, HUC-JIR and the URJ.
Feb. 16, 2021
3:00 PM ET
Transformational Leadership in a Time of AmbiguityRae Ringel in conversation with Shira Koch Epstein
Feb. 11, 2021
4:00 PM ET
So You Didn’t Know That Was a Code Violation?Andi Berlin and Mark Washofsky
Feb. 09, 2021
2:00 PM ET
Grace Will Lead Us Home: The Charleston Church Tragedy and the Hard, Inspiring Journey to Forgivenessauthor Jennifer Berry Hawes in dialogue with Stephanie Alexander
Feb. 04, 2021
2:00 PM ET
The Soul of a Stranger: Reading God and Torah from a Transgender PerspectiveJoy Ladin
Feb. 02, 2021
2:00 PM ET
New Insights into the HaggadahHara Person, Oren Hayon, Seth Limmer, and Jessica Greenbaum
Jan. 25, 2021
2:00 PM ET
“And Do Not Turn Aside to Right or Left”: Justice in Light of the TorahCatherine Madsen
Jan. 20, 2021
3:00 PM ET
Climate Change and the Imperative of Impactful Environmental JusticeBill McKibben in dialogue with Jennie Rosenn
Jan. 07, 2021
3:00 PM ET
Understanding Policing: A View from the InsideMichael Shochet, Jennifer Weiner, and Jonathan Fisch
Jan. 04, 2021 - Jan. 07, 2021
All day
Refresh Your Rabbinate: Three-Day Interim Training: “Work of the Leader”Rabbi Cindy Enger and Rev. Lynn Carman Bodden, Interim Ministry Network