Central Conference of American Rabbis

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The CCAR was founded in 1889. Its members are the body of rabbis who consider themselves and are considered to be the organized rabbinate of Reform Judaism.

Its members consist of Reform Rabbis ordained at the HUC-JIR Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, as well as Reform Rabbis ordained at liberal seminaries in Europe, and some rabbis who joined the Reform movement sometime subsequent to ordination. Most of the latter were ordained either at the Conservative Jewish Theological Seminary or the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College.

CCAR Press is considered to be the largest publisher of Jewish liturgy, certainly from the Reform perspective.

The CCAR also publishes a quarterly rabbinic journal: CCAR Journal: A Reform Jewish Quarterly.


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New York, NY, 10017, US

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