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

Please join us:

Stay tuned for more information about CCAR Connect 2020, Sunday, March 22—Tuesday, March 24, 2020.

  • All CCAR Connect sessions, panels, and workshops are Eastern Time. 
  • CCAR Connect 2020 is open to all CCAR members regardless of whether you were registered for CCAR Convention.
  • There is no registration necessary for CCAR Connect 2020. Just enter the Zoom session you’d like to attend throughout Connect 2020. 
  • We will share a link to the full schedule with Zoom links soon.


We can’t wait to connect with you!

Dear friends,

With sadness and regret, we are writing to inform you that the CCAR Board has made the difficult decision to cancel the 2020 CCAR Convention. The decision is due to circumstances related to the COVID-19 virus that currently make it impossible to have the Convention given current public health and safety directives….

…Though we are all disappointed to find ourselves in this unprecedented moment, we have an opportunity for an exciting experiment: CCAR Connect 2020. This will be an opportunity to benefit from the planning that has gone into the Baltimore Convention, to join in online learning opportunities with some of the teachers, scholars, and presenters who would have been with us in Baltimore, as well as to engage with colleagues in reflecting on the particular challenges of rabbinic leadership in the present moment. More details will follow…

Wishing everyone continued good health.

Ron Segal, President

Hara Person, Chief Executive

Read the full letter here.



Future Conventions:
March 14-17, 2021, New Orleans
March 27-30, 2022
February 21-26, 2023, Israel

Convention Video Archives (all videos):
*Members only* (requires login)

Convention 2019

 Highlights of 2019 Convention (video)
 2019 Presidential Sermon – Ron Segal (PDF)
 Convention Service 2019 (video)

Convention 2018

 2018 Presidential Sermon – David Stern (video)
 Convention Service 2018 (video)