Our annual Convention is the highlight of our year, and an opportunity for chevruta, deep learning, and reconnection with colleagues.

Orange County Convention 2018
March 18-21, 2018 
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CCAR Convention 2018 Website and App have launched!
Check out the Convention website or App to view the full program schedule, session descriptions, and list of speakers. By creating a login, you can even build your own custom schedule by marking the sessions you wish to attend.

To download the app, click this link from your phone or tablet, or search the app store for “Grenadine Event Guide.” The Event code is: ccar18

Updated Snapshot is now available!

At CCAR Convention 2018, we will be confronting the future together, with highlights including:

  • Acting Now: The Imperative of Gun Violence Prevention with Mike Feuer; Los Angeles City AttorneySally Weber, Crisis Response Expert; Adam Friedman, NFTY Social Action Vice-President; Moderated by Joel Mosbacher.
  • A Day Long, In-Depth Exploration of Healthcare, featuring Susan Samueli, of the Samueli Institute for Integrative Medicine; Dr. John E. McDonough, Harvard Professor of Public Health Policy; and Rabbi Dr. Elliot Dorff, American Jewish University.
  • In depth Torah Lishmah with Andrea WeissMichael Marmur, Dvora Weisberg, Sivan ZakaiTamara Cohn EskenaziAlden Solovy, and other leading teachers.
  • Examine The Battle for the Future of America at the Supreme Court with Dahlia Lithwick, Senior Editor, Slate Magazine.
  • Participate in professional development sessions with Larry Dressler, Marla Eglash AbrahamDavid Altshuler, and more.
  • Celebrate the 70th anniversary of Israel’s Independence, along with workshops on the reality of Israel today in our congregations and on college campuses.
  • Be inspired by Sister Simone Campbell, “The Nun on The Bus,” who will highlight the series on social justice.
  • Learn from Mark Hetfield, President and CEO of HIAS, and participate in workshops on immigration issues and sanctuary cities.
  • Explore civic engagement with Betty Yee, California State Controller, Darrell Steinberg, Mayor of Sacramento, and Eric Garcetti, Mayor of Los Angeles
  • Engage in special sessions with the Task Force on Women’s Experiences in the Rabbinate, study Pay Equity T’shuvah, celebrate 10 years of The Torah: A Women’s Commentary, and explore tools for responding to inappropriate comments about gender.

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For information about Convention Sponsorship opportunities, please click here or contact Elyse Shier.

Future Conventions:
March 31 – April 3, 2019 – Cincinnati, OH
March 22 – 25, 2020 – Baltimore, MD