CCAR Press Resources

Whether you're seeking educational material to share with your colleagues or congregants, customized promotional material for upcoming events in your area, or a message of inspiration to share with your community, CCAR Press is here for you! Our publications, apps, and resources, created with the highest standards of integrity, scholarship, and input from our rabbinic membership and other experts, present a modern approach to Jewish practice and Jewish living.
Browse below for graphics, flyers, videos, and more. Each resource is available for use in your bulletins, newsletters, and online communications. To download, follow the instructions that precede each resource. 
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We are proud to offer the following resources for your congregational use:
Flyers for Essential Jewish Resources and Special Events
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Passover Classics: Find the right Haggadah for your special Passover Seder   Share the Journey this Passover with Sharing the Journey: The Haggadah for the Contemporary Family   Omer: A Counting: A guide for meaningful living, now also available as gift cards!




Gates of Shabbat, Revised: The perfect roadmap to  Shabbat, completely revised and updated   Celebrate and learn about the historic significance of women in the rabbinate with The Sacred Calling   Wedding BookThe book for all of today’s couples, and a perfect gift, for a friend or for yourself!  
Chanukah Gift Ideas: Enrich your spiritual world this holiday!
Inspirational Videos
To use any of the following videos, please click on the Embed logo in the upper right hand corner of each video player (the logo looks like a paper airplane).  Copy the "Embed" code and paste into the html version of your website or online newsletter. You also have the option to share via social media - simply select the platform (Facebook, Twitter, etc.) and the video will be shared to your account.
Ask Alden: On Suffering 
Alden Solovy, author of "This Grateful Heart: Psalms and Prayers for a New Day," discusses suffering and its aftermath with CCAR Press Editorial Assistant. 
Ask Alden: On God
Alden Solovy, author of "This Grateful Heart: Psalms and Prayers for a New Day," responds to a question about God from third-year rabbinical student Hilly Haber.
The Sacred Calling: Four Decades of Women in the Rabbinate
 Watch Rabbi Sally J. Priesand, first officially ordained woman rabbi in the U.S., describe her personal journey through the rabbinate, While Rabbis Karen Fox, Peter Berg, Toba Schaller, and rabbinical student Andrue Kahn discuss the influence of women rabbis on Jewish life. 
"Bird Song" by Alden Solovy
Listen to students from HUC-JIR recite Alden Solovy's "Bird Song," one of the many readings included in the CCAR Press publication This Grateful Heart: Psalms and Prayers for a New Day (now available!).
Rabbi Karyn Kedar: A Spiritual Counting 
Rabbi Karyn Kedar, author, poet, spiritual counselor, and inspirational speaker, talks about the spiritual principles that strucutre Omer: A Counting and the Omer Cards, both created by Rabbi Kedar to help guide us in our sacred journeys through the Omer towards meaningful and purposeful living.
The Omer: Every Day Counts
Rabbi Karyn Kedar, author of The Omer: A Counting explains three levels of meaning behind the tradition of counting the Omer. 

 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 or (212) 972-3636 x243.

The first program we currently offer is the Sacred Calling Event Program, meant to facilitate an ongoing conversation about the impactful reality of women in the rabbinate. In celebrating the accomplishments of the past, we encourage you to consider the future, and to discuss the actions you can take  against prevailing inequalities in your own communities. 
The second program we currently offer is the Grateful Heart Event Program, featuring our publication from poet and liturgist Alden Solovy. This Grateful Heart: Psalms and Prayers for a New Day provides an anthology of modern day psalms and prayers to lift us up, inspire our days, and mark our milestones. We offer this program not only with the conviction that Solovy's words will speak to your own personal moments of grief and joy, gratitude and struggle, but with the hope that these prayers will speak to your collective hearts, giving you the opportunity to bring your community together with the simple yet formidable power of prayer. 
The third program that we currently offer is the Fragile Dialogue Event Program. Israel has quickly become one of the most polarizing forces in the North American Jewish community. In a world already much too divided, how we can approach the subject of Zionism without widening the rifts? Plan an event that will help you and your communities come together to discuss this very important question. This program will provide a challenging yet vital basis for narrowing the rifts in our dialogue around Zionism today.
Other Resources
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Browse our 2018 Catalog below for a full list of publications and resources from the CCAR Press.