Upcoming Events


 
 
CCAR Press has created unique programs for you to host at your congregations, schools, libraries, and Jewish Community Centers. We believe that now, more than ever, is a time for conversation -- and we're here to help! Contact us with questions at bookevents@ccarpress.org or (212) 972-3636 x243.

 
Browse the list below to find an event near you!
 
 
 
 
  
 
         
An Analysis of The Fragile Dialogue 
with co-editor
Rabbi Lawrence Englander 
 
Friday, January 19th
8:00 PM 
(during Shabbat services) 
 
 
 Solel Congregation
2399 Folkway Drive
Mississauga, ON L5L2M6 
 
Temple Solel's very own Rabbi Emeritus, Larry Englander, will be joining the community during the regular Erev Shabbat service to speak about his new book, The Fragile Dialogue: New Voices in Liberal Zionism
 
The presentation will be followed by a Q&A with the audience. Copies of The Fragile Dialogue will be available for purchase, and Rabbi Englander will have an author signing after services. 
 
For more information, visit www.solel.ca/events/ 
 
 
 
 
  
 
         
The Rosenzweig Gallery Presents
"Sharing the Journey" 
Featuring Art by Mark Podwal 
 
Exhibit: January 20 - April 20, 2018
 
Gallery Opening on Friday, January 19th
(after Shabbat services) 
 
 
 Judea Reform Congregation
1933 West Cornwallis Road
Durham, NC 27705
 
Don't miss "Sharing the Journey," a special exhibit featuring Mark Podwal's collection of Passover inspired artwork, as seen in the book Sharing the Journey: The Haggadah for the Contemporary Family
 
The exhibit is free and open to the public. Visit any time on Tuesday through Friday from 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM, or on Fridays from 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM. To make an appointment for after-hours viewing, please email Barbara Silver at barbara@silver.name
 
Mark Podwal's drawings have appeared in numerous publications, as well as on the New York Times Op-Ed page, since 1972. Read more about the illustrator of Sharing the Journey here
 
For more information about the Judea Reform Congregation or Rosenzweig Gallery, please visit www.judeareform.org
 
 
  
 
         
The Fragile Dialogue
New Voices of Liberal Zionism at Holy Blossom Temple
 
Book Launch
featuring
 
Wednesday, January 24, 2018
7:30 PM EST
 
Holy Blossom Temple
1950 Bathurst Street
Toronto, Ontario
M5P 3K9 
 
In a world already much too divided, how can we approach the subject of Zionism without widening the rifts? The Fragile Dialogue wrestles with and attempts to frame the very fragile conversation surrounding Zionism and Israel in the 21st-century Progressive Jewish community.
 
Join co-editor Rabbi Larry Englander for an in-depth look at The Fragile Dialogue, and for a conversation that will provide the challenging yet vital basis for narrowing the rifts in our dialogue around Zionism today.
 
Copies of The Fragile Dialogue will be available for purchase, and Rabbi Englander will be available to sign copies following his talk. 
 
Free and open to the public! RSVP here. 
 
 
 
  
 
         
Recruit Your Synagogue for Environmental Activism 
with Judy Seldin-Cohen, Co-Author of Recharging Judaism
 
 
Sunday, February 18, 2018
10:30 AM 
 
 
 Hyatt Regency Princeton
102 Carnegie Center
Princeton, NJ 08540 
 
Amplify your voice advocating for the environment by enlisting your synagogue's support. Why is this work appropriate for synagogues? The explanation includes why synagogues have windows and how Judaism requires us to act upon on our prayers. Learn how synagogues themselves are benefiting from taking a public stand on social justice issues such as environmentalism from co-author of Recharging Judaism, Judy Seldin-Cohen.
 
Learn more about Limmud NY, including how to register, here
 
 
 
 
  
 
         
Jewish Sacred Aging Radio
"The Meaning of Our Journey"
 
A Conversation Between Rabbi Peter S. Knobel, Rabbi Dana Evan Kaplan, and Podcast Host Rabbi Richard F. Address 
 
 
 
 Tuesday, February 20, 2018
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM EST 
 
Jewish Sacred Aging features discussions on the implications of the revolution in longevity for baby boomers and their families. The podcast takes place every Tuesday from 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM.
 
Tune in live on Tuesday, February 20, for a conversation about the meaning of our life's journey with Rabbi Peter S. Knobel, editor of Navigating the Journey, Rabbi Dana Evan Kaplan, editor of A Life of Meaning, and Podcast host Rabbi Richard F. Address. 
 
Tune in at  www.blogtalkradio.com/jewishsacredaging, and watch archived podcasts at www.jewishsacredaging.com
 
Rabbi Richard F. Address, D.Min, is the founder and director of Jewish Sacred Aging, LLC. Read more at JewishSacredAging.com
 
 
 
 
  
 
         
Jewish Sacred Aging Radio
"Recharging Judaism"
 
A Conversation Between Rabbi Judy Schindler, Judy Seldin-Cohe, and Podcast Host Rabbi Richard F. Address 
 
 
 
 Tuesday, March 6, 2018
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM EST 
 
Jewish Sacred Aging features discussions on the implications of the revolution in longevity for baby boomers and their families. The podcast takes place every Tuesday from 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM.
 
Tune in live on Tuesday, March 6, for a conversation revolving around the revitalization of Judaism through civic engagement in the 21st century with Rabbi Judy Schindler and Judy Seldin-Cohen, authors of Recharging Judaism, and Podcast host Rabbi Richard F. Address. The authors will address the issue of revitalizing Judaism in light of their most recently published work, and will discuss possible implications for Boomers and their families (many of whom have driven the positive changes we see in our communities today).
 
Tune in at  www.blogtalkradio.com/jewishsacredaging, and watch archived podcasts at www.jewishsacredaging.com
 
Rabbi Richard F. Address, D.Min, is the founder and director of Jewish Sacred Aging, LLC. Read more at JewishSacredAging.com
 
 
  
 
         
Liturgist in Residence: A Special Shabbat Weekend with Alden Solovy
 
Temple Sholom
7190 Oak Street 
Vancouver, British Columbia V6P3Z9
 
 
 Friday, April 13 - Saturday, April 14
 
Temple Sholom welcomes Liturgist-in-Residence Alden Solovy for a special Shabbat weekend. Alden will guide the community in exploring themes of  modern Jewish prayer, and will bring a unique flavor of prayer and Israel to Shabbat services, reading from his vast collection of writings, including his latest book, This Grateful Heart: Pslams and Prayers for a New DayJoin Temple Sholom for inspiration and celebration, with a focus on deepening our individual and collective connections to prayer. 

Friday, April 13, 8:15 PM  
"Prayer Drash: Fire of God"
Kabbalat Shabbat Services
 
Alden will teach from this week's challenging Torah portion, Shmini, with a "Prayer Drash," his unique style of blending prayer and poetry with commentary to deepen our connection with the text. 
All are welcome! No RSVP required. 
 
Saturday, April 14, 12:00 PM 
"The Art and the Act of Prayer"
Shabbat Lunch 'n Learn
 
After Shabbat services, we'll discuss and deepen our understanding of prayer--with an emphasis on the modern meanings, connections, and challenges of a robust prayer life--using Alden's innovative "Conceptual Map of Prayer." 
RSVP information coming soon. 
 
Learn more at www.templesholom.ca 
 
 
 
  
 
         
The Fragile Dialogue:
Opportunities and Challenges of Israel Education Today 
 
A CCAR Webinar
 

*Please note that this webinar has been postponed due to circumstances out of our control. We appreciate your understanding. 

 
Date: TBD - Thank you for your patience!
 
 
In celebration of the publication of the new CCAR Press book The Fragile Dialogue: New Voices of Liberal Zionism, educators and clergy are invited to a special webinar conversation about the opportunities and challenges of Israel Education today. Co-sponsored by the CCAR, URJ, ARZA, and ARJE, this webinar will feature Rabbi Lisa Grant, PhD, Professor of Jewish Education at HUC-JIR/NY, Rabbi Reuven Greenvald, URJ Director of Israel Engagement, and Anne Berman-Waldorf (RJE), ARJE President and Director of Lifelong Education at Congregation Beth Chaim in Princeton Junction, NJ. Rabbi Hara Person, Publisher of CCAR Press and Chief Strategy Officer of the CCAR, will open the conversation, which will center around Professor Grant's profound chapter in The Fragile Dialogue, "Educating for Ambiguity" (which will be sent to all registrants prior to the webinar). 
 

All registrants will receive a special promo code in their confirmation email, giving them a 30% discount on The Fragile Dialogue (valid only through November 28th).

Advance registration is required. To register, please click here. 
 
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