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 2021‒2022 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 2021‒2022 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

American Antisemitism: An Old Problem Returns
Wednesday, December 8th 2021 1:00 PM ET - 2:00 PM ET CCAR Members Log In View Event.
B’chol L’vavcha: The Possibilities of Prayer
Thursday, December 16th 2021 12:00 PM ET - 1:00 PM ET CCAR Members Log In View Event.
Families Today: Common Stressors and Coping Strategies
Monday, December 20th 2021 12:00 PM ET - 1:00 PM ET CCAR Members Log In View Event.

Upcoming Programs

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Nov. 10, 2021 - Feb. 02, 2022
2:30 PM ET - 3:30 PM ET
Refreshing and Strengthening Your Hebrew: 2021-2022Rivki Rosner
Dec. 06, 2021
12:30 PM ET - 5:30 PM ET
Training the Intentional Interim Rabbi: Jewish Perspectives and Relational ApproachesDennis Ross and Deborah Hirsch
Dec. 08, 2021
1:00 PM ET - 2:00 PM ET
American Antisemitism: An Old Problem ReturnsPamela Nadell
Dec. 16, 2021
12:00 PM ET - 1:00 PM ET
B’chol L’vavcha: The Possibilities of PrayerSonja Pilz, Sarah Grabiner, and Vanessa Ehrlich
Dec. 20, 2021
12:00 PM ET - 1:00 PM ET
Families Today: Common Stressors and Coping StrategiesDon Rossoff, Richard Steinberg, and Dr. Jennifer Stone
Jan. 06, 2022
12:00 PM ET - 1:00 PM ET
Creative Approaches to Children’s Learning in Small CongregationsLauren Chizner, Cory Hermann, Leah Berkowitz, and Rachael Simon
Jan. 10, 2022 - Feb. 15, 2022
1:00 PM ET
Task Management with Less StressDiana Bloom 
Jan. 11, 2022
12:00 PM ET - 1:30 PM ET
My Synagogue Is Thinking about a Merger: What Should I Know?Rachel Timoner, Stephanie Kolin, Batsheva Appel, Teri Appleby, Noah Fabricant, David Widzer, and David Fine
Jan. 13, 2022
12:00 PM ET - 1:00 PM ET
Speaking about Speech EthicsMira Wasserman
Jan. 20, 2022
1:00 PM ET - 2:30 PM ET
Communities Divided: Leading in a Time of Toxic PolarizationRachel Schmelkin, Michael Holzman, and experts from the One America Movement

Past Programs

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Dec. 01, 2021
2:00 PM ET - 3:15 PM ET
Studying Parashiyot through the Lens of Social JusticeMari Chernow, Sandra Lawson, Mike Moskowitz, and Barry Block
Nov. 18, 2021
2:00 PM ET - 3:00 PM ET
Who Are We Now? Dr. Betsy Stone
Nov. 15, 2021
8:00 PM ET - 9:30 PM ET
A Reflection Group for People of All GendersRabbi Nikki DeBlosi
Nov. 15, 2021
1:00 PM ET - 2:00 PM ET
The Ark and Other, Old, Lost Things Daniel Fisher-Livne
Nov. 11, 2021
1:00 PM ET - 2:00 PM ET
Do Scarce Resources Necessarily Lead to a Substandard Rabbinic Employment Contract?Michael Gan and others
Nov. 10, 2021
8:00 PM ET - 9:30 PM ET
A Reflection Group for Male Identified ColleaguesRabbi Rex Perlmeter
Nov. 10, 2021
8:00 PM ET - 9:30 PM ET
A Reflection Group for Female Identified ColleaguesRabbi Ellen Lewis
Nov. 10, 2021 - Feb. 02, 2022
2:30 PM ET - 3:30 PM ET
Refreshing and Strengthening Your Hebrew: 2021-2022Rivki Rosner
Oct. 27, 2021
3:00 PM ET - 4:00 PM ET
Rabbis for Repro: Best Practices for Destigmatizing Abortion in Your Community, and an Introduction to Reproductive Justice Co-Sponsored by NCJW.Danya Ruttenberg, Scholar-in-Residence, NCJW
Oct. 27, 2021 - Oct. 27, 2021
1:00 PM ET
Rest for Our Souls: 15 minutes of Meditation, Music, Art, and PoetryVarious Presenters