CCAR Newsletter May/June 2019 - 7

The Central Address for Continuing Education for All Reform Rabbis



THE CCAR SUPPORTS ITS MEMBERS personally as well as professionally. Colleagues
help colleagues in a number of ways, as do CCAR Rabbinic Staff and lay leadership:
* Rabbi Rex D. Perlmeter, LMSW,
(410-207-1700) is the CCAR Special
Advisor for Member Care and Wellness.
Rex is available for a limited number of
counseling sessions for rabbis and family
members who are facing personal or
professional issues such as transition, loss,
illness, or struggles with difficult individuals.
He is also a trained spiritual director.
* Need help in a personal or professional
crisis? For the Rapid Response Hotline,
please call Edie Meyerson at 917-7475432 or Pearl Barlev at 310-880-5849
or Charles P. (Charlie) Rabinowitz at
914-834-2880 or 914-844-8368.
* Are you or someone you know struggling
with addiction? CCAR's Alcoholism and
Addiction Response and Recovery Support
(Andrea Cosnowsky, chair) is available
to provide support to colleagues who
are dealing with addiction, along with

resources for rabbis looking to support
others. RabbiCosnowsky@congetzchaim.
org or 630-981-4225.
* Share news about you and your family with
other colleagues? Information may be sent
* Seeking news about colleagues and
their families? You may find the listing of
such information in the CCAR Newsletter,
at CCAR's Facebook page, and at the
CCAR website.
* Looking to learn from colleagues who
have prevailed over a physical or mental
illness or other personal hardship such as
divorce? Contact
* Interested in talking about transitions?
Contracts? Difficult issues? Contact: Steve
Fox at, Cindy Enger at

* Wish to assist colleagues or spouses
of deceased rabbis in emergency
circumstances? Make a contribution to the
Hesed Fund and/or the Mitzvah Fund at
* Want to discuss topics with colleagues or
query them? Check out CCAR's Facebook
page, RavKav, and RavBlog.
Please know that all conversations with a
colleague through any of these support
opportunities will be completely confidential,
unless you disclose communications of
imminent danger to yourself or others, or of
harm to minors or incapacitated persons.
No ethical violations will be reported, though
each of us is encouraged to self-report a
direct breach of the CCAR Ethics Code.

Mentoring Program:
Transformative three-year program required
for newly ordained rabbis transitioning
from student life into the complex field
of the rabbinate. Each participant works
one-on-one with a veteran volunteer
colleague. Mentoring arrangements are also
available to veteran colleagues under some
Group Supervision or
Coaching for Women:
Group coaching and group supervision to
address the unique challenges facing women
rabbis. Select the approach that suits you.

Coaching for Rabbis: Referrals to
professional and executive coaches for all
rabbis, as well as small-group work for rabbis
beginning in solo settings or new pulpits.
Retirement Coaching:
Pre-Retirement Group Coaching Program for
those rabbis who are planning to retire in the
not too distant future, working with peers and
a trained professional coach.
Coaching for Interim Rabbis:
CCAR provides coaching for rabbis currently
serving in interim positions.


Individual Consultants available:
* Speech/sermon writing
* Technology learning
* Career transitions
* Spiritual direction
CCAR Rabbinic Staff
remains available to work with you
individually on any issue you may be facing
today. For further details, please contact
Steven Fox, Cindy Enger, or Betsy Torop.

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