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

Communities Divided: Leading in a Time of Toxic Polarization
Thursday, January 20th 2022 1:00 PM ET - 2:30 PM ET CCAR Members Log In View Event.
Practices for Nurturing Our Spiritual Selves
Wednesday, January 26th 2022 1:00 PM ET - 1:45 PM ET CCAR Members Log In View Event.
Exploring the Rabbinic Journey
Thursday, January 27th 2022 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
Jan. 10, 2022 - Feb. 15, 2022
1:00 PM ET
Task Management with Less StressDiana Bloom 
Jan. 18, 2022
4:00 PM ET
An Opportunity to Listen and Share: A Group for RabbisRex Perlmeter and Shira Stern
Jan. 19, 2022
8:00 PM ET
An Opportunity to Listen and Share: A Group for RabbisEllen Lewis
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
Jan. 20, 2022
8:00 PM ET
An Opportunity to Listen and Share:  A Group for Spouses and PartnersDon Rossoff
Jan. 21, 2022
3:00 PM ET
Preparing for Shabbat: “I pray that I might be able to pray” Open to Rabbis and Their FamiliesRex Perlmeter
Jan. 26, 2022
1:00 PM ET - 1:45 PM ET
Practices for Nurturing Our Spiritual SelvesRex Perlmeter
Jan. 27, 2022
12:00 PM ET - 1:00 PM ET
Exploring the Rabbinic Journey Karen Bender, Evan Goodman, Rachel Goldenberg, and Carla Fenves
Feb. 01, 2022
2:00 PM ET - 3:00 PM ET
How COVID-19 Accelerated the Digital Revolution – for Better and for WorseJonathan Sarna

Past Programs

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Jan. 13, 2022
12:00 PM ET - 1:00 PM ET
Speaking about Speech EthicsMira Wasserman
Jan. 12, 2022
12:00 PM ET
CCAR Ethics Report Listening Session for All CCAR MembersBetsy Stone
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. 10, 2022 - Feb. 15, 2022
1:00 PM ET
Task Management with Less StressDiana Bloom 
Jan. 06, 2022
9:00 PM ET
CCAR Ethics Report Listening Session for Male-Identified ColleaguesDon Rossoff
Jan. 06, 2022
8:00 PM ET
CCAR Ethics Report Listening Session for Female-Identified ColleaguesBetsy Stone & co-sponsored with the WRN
Jan. 06, 2022
6:00 PM ET
CCAR Ethics Report Listening Session for All Gender, Gender Fluid, and Gender Non-BinaryEric Weiss
Jan. 06, 2022
12:00 PM ET - 1:00 PM ET
Creative Approaches to Children’s Learning in Small CongregationsLauren Chizner, Cory Hermann, and Leah Berkowitz
Dec. 27, 2021
8:00 PM ET
CCAR Ethics Report Information SessionHara Person
Dec. 23, 2021
9:00 PM ET
CCAR Ethics Report Listening Session for Male-Identified ColleaguesDon Rossoff