Central Conference of American Rabbis (CCAR)

New York, NY. (212) 972-3636


This organization empowers Rabbis by offering a variety of practical services such as leadership initiatives, in-person seminars, Torah study opportunities, professional development, and mentoring.


Torah study, professional development, placement, pension, mentoring and other practical services, leadership initiatives, in-person seminars, travel opportunities

Recommended Audience

clergy and lay leaders, especially Reform Rabbi


Varies per service

Practical Applications

  • Visit the website to learn more about the services that are offered to empower Rabbis and provide support in their personal and professional lives.
  • Share information about upcoming seminars and leadership initiatives with your congregation's leaders.

About the Contributor

Tim Shapiro

Tim Shapiro is the Indianapolis Center’s president. He began serving the Center in 2003 after 18 years in pastoral ministry. For 14 years, Tim served Westminster Presbyterian Church in Xenia, Ohio. Prior to his pastorate at Westminster, he was pastor of Bethlehem Presbyterian Church in Logansport, Indiana. He holds degrees from Purdue University and Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary.

Tim’s interest in how congregations learn to do new things is represented in his book How Your Congregation LearnsAfter his extensive work on the Center’s Sacred Space initiative, Tim co-authored the book Holy Places: Matching Sacred Space with Mission and MessageHe has also authored several articles, including Applying Positive Deviance and The Congregation of Theological Coherence.

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