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!
The Sacred Calling
Raising Our Voices in Story and Song 
Sunday, October 15, 4PM EST
Washington Hebrew Congregation
The Julia Bindeman Suburban Center 
11810 Falls Road, Potomac, MD
Join the Washington Hebrew Congregation for an evening that celebrates more than 40 years of women in the rabbinate! Inspired by The Sacred Calling: Four Decades of Women in the Rabbinate, this event will feature eight female rabbis and four female cantors who will reflect on their experiences and lift us up in song. 
This event is co-sponsored by the CCAR, the ACC, Temple Emanuel, Temple Rodef Shalom, Temple Sinai, Washington Hebrew Congregation, and the WHC Sisterhood.  
Black Ink and White Space
Poetry as Prayer
with Dr. Marcia Falk 
Wednesday, October 18, 7PM EST
West End Presbyterian Church
165 West 105th St. 
New York, NY 10025 
Romemu seeks to integrate body, mind, and soul in Jewish practice. In memory of Reb Zalman Schachter Shalomi, the organization has created Sparks, a series of conversations about the issues facing our communities today. Join Rabbi David Ingber of Romemu for a conversation with critically acclaimed author of The Book of Blessings, Marcia Falk. This conversation will revolve around prayer, and will focus on translation, accessibility, inclusivity, and the role that poetry can play in deepening our prayer experience.
All are welcome and encouraged to join! A dessert reception and book signing, beginning at 8:30PM EST, will close the event. Copies of The Book of Blessings will be available for purchase.
Advance registration is required - please register here
Liturgical Creativity
A Conversation with Marcia Falk and Rabbi Hara Person 
A CCAR Webinar
Thursday, Oct. 19, 1:00 - 1:30 PM EST
Join critically acclaimed author of The Book of Blessings: New Jewish Prayers for Daily Life, the Sabbath, and the New Moon Festival, Marcia Falk, and Publisher of CCAR Press, Rabbi Hara Person, for a conversation about breathing new life into the liturgical traditions of old. How can we use the language of our ancestors to reflect upon the experience of our people today? Tune in to learn more about the groundbreaking creative liturgy that continues to give voice to the voiceless and language to all who want to sing a new song to God. Participants will receive a special discount promo code for purchasing the 20th-Anniversary Edition of The Book of Blessings! 
All are welcome and encouraged to join! Register here!
The Book of Blessings
Turnings and Returnings
20th-Anniversary Edition
Book Launch
Thursday, October 19, at 6:00 PM 
HUC-JIR, New York
One West Fourth Street
New York, NY 10012 
The CCAR Press is very excited to announce the 20th-Anniversary Edition of Marcia Falk's groundbreaking book of creative liturgy, The Book of Blessings: New Jewish Prayers for Daily Life, the Sabbath, and the New Moon Festival. Join the award-winning author for a night of discussion that will challenge and inspire the ways we relate to Jewish prayer today. For more information, view the official event flyer (feel free to download and use to share the event with your community!).  
All are welcome and encouraged to join! A reception will be held from 6:00-6:30 PM, and the event will close with an author signing. Copies of The Book of Blessings will be available for purchase during this time.
Please RSVP via Facebook or email us at bookevents@ccarpress.org.
Special thanks to HUC-JIR for hosting this event. Co-sponsors for this event include the American Conference of Cantors, Women of Reform Judaism, and the Women's Rabbinic Network. 
The OC Jewish Arts Festival 2017 
Author Event with Rabbi Rebecca Einstein Schorr 
Monday, November 13, 7:00 PM UTC
Merage JCC
1 Federation Way, Ste. 200
Irvine, CA 92603 
For this year's annual Jewish Arts Festival, join the community at the Merage JCC to hear Rabbi Rebecca Einstein Schorr, co-editor of The Sacred Calling: Four Decades of Women in the Rabbinate, discuss the impactful presence of women in the rabbinate. Joining Rabbi Schorr are Rabbis Leah Lewis and Heidi Cohen -- don't miss out on your chance to learn with these three wonderful leaders!
All are welcome! Already a member of the Merage JCC? Register here. For non-members, please register here.
Copies of The Sacred Calling will be available for purchase at the event.
For questions, please contact Aliza Sable at alizas@jccoc.org or (949) 435-3400. 
Authors at the J: Part III
Rabbi Rebecca Einstein Schorr 
Sunday, November 19,
10:30 AM - 12:30PM EST 
JCC of the Lehigh Valley
702 N. 22nd Street
Allentown, PA 18104 
As a part of the Authors at the J series at the JCC of Lehigh Valley, recent Jewish Book Award winner Rabbi Rebecca Einstein Schorr will discuss her book, The Sacred Calling: Four Decades of Women in the Rabbinate, and her blog, This Messy Life, which focuses on embracing life, messiness and all. Rabbi Schorr is a Lehigh Valley resident and speaks regularly at such places as the 92nd Street Y, the Academy for Jewish Religion (NY), and a variety of synagogues and other community organizations.
All are welcome and encouraged to join! The event includes brunch, a Q&A with the audience, and will close with an author signing. Copies of The Sacred Calling will be available for purchase during at the event.
Advance registration is required. To register, stop by the JCC Welcome Desk, call 610.435.3571, or register via Facebook. For more information, please visit lvjcc.org or view the official event flyer