Our very own Rabbi Joe Rooks Rapport and Rabbi Gaylia R. Rooks joined 500+ Reform rabbis to celebrate the 130th birthday of the CCAR and the 200th birthday of its founder, Rabbi Isaac Mayer Wise at the 2019 Convention, in Cincinnati, Ohio.
In addition to this major milestone, CCAR also celebrated the selection of its first female Chief Executive, Rabbi Hara Person and honored Rabbi Steve Fox, outgoing Chief Executive, for his 13 years of leadership.
What a wonderful celebration some of our rabbinic staff were able to be a part of as they show their continuing support for the Jewish community.
The Central Conference of American Rabbis is the Reform Rabbinic leadership organization. The CCAR enriches and strengthens the Jewish community by fostering excellence in the Reform Rabbis who lead it, in whatever setting they serve, and through the resources and publications we provide the Jewish community. CCAR members lead the Reform Movement on important spiritual, social, cultural and human rights issues, at the same time the CCAR creates and sustains the Judaism of tomorrow.
The CCAR enriches and strengthens the Jewish community by empowering Reform Rabbis to provide religious, spiritual, and organizational leadership as it:
- Fosters excellence in Reform Rabbis
- Enhances Reform Rabbis’ professional and personal lives
- Amplifies the voice of the Reform Rabbinate in the Reform Movement, the Jewish community, and the world in which we live.