CCAR Newsletter January/February 2021 - CRE2

The Central Address for Continuing Education for All Reform Rabbis

C ONTINUING R ABBINIC E DUCATION

COACHING AND MENTORING FOR LEADERSHIP
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 circumstances.
Supervision: The CCAR can guide you to professionals
who can help with self-reflection, goal-setting, and
understanding complex relationships.
Coaching for Rabbis: Referrals to professionals and
executive coaches for all rabbis on topics, including
organizational skills, supervision, managing conflict,
sermon writing, and more.

Retirement Coaching:
Pre-retirement groups for those rabbis who are planning
to retire in the not too distant future, working with peers
and a trained professional coach.
Interim Rabbinate:
CCAR provides a monthly Zoom meeting facilitated by a
lead-IMN trainer for the cohort of rabbis currently serving
interim positions.
Individual Consultants Available:
* Speech/sermon writing * Career transitions
* Technology learning * Spiritual direction * Attorneys
CCAR Rabbinic Staff
remains available to work with you individually
on any issue you may be facing today. For further details,
please contact Hara Person, Cindy Enger, or Betsy Torop.

THE CCAR SUPPORTS ITS MEMBERS
Alcoholism and Addiction Response and
Recovery Support
Andrea Cosnowsky (630-981-4225) is available to provide
support to colleagues and members of their family who
are dealing with addiction, along with resources for rabbis
looking to support others. Andrea can be reached at
rabbicosnowsky@congetzchaim.org.

Short-Term Counseling and Spiritual Direction
Rex D. Perlmeter, LMSW, rperlmeter@ccarnet.org
(410-207-1700)

Rapid Response
Rapid Response is available to help you at that moment
when you feel you are facing a crisis and have nowhere to
turn. There are three colleagues available to help.

Don and Rex are available for a limited number of sessions
(free of charge) for rabbis and family members who are
facing personal or professional issues such as transition,
loss, illness, or struggles with difficult individuals.

Edie Meyerson (917-747-5432): Edie has a doctorate
from HUC-JIR in pastoral counseling and is the associate
director of Pastoral Counseling and Bereavement Services
in the Hertzberg Palliative Care Institute at Mount Sinai.
Pearl Barlev (310-880-5849): Pearl is a board-certified
chaplain and the former Jewish chaplain and interfaith
psychiatric chaplain for UCLA Health. She currently serves
as a consultant and on-call rabbi/chaplain at
Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center and Santa Monica
UCLA Hospital.
Charles P. ( " Charlie " ) Rabinowitz (914-834-2880 or
914-844-8368) is a rabbinic bereavement and pastoral
counselor. Charlie works for Caring Hospice of New York,
where he provides home hospice and palliative care services
to patients and families.
Sharing Our Lives
Sharing Our Lives strengthens our connections by letting
us know if colleagues have celebrated a simchah or
experienced a loss, providing us with the opportunity to
rejoice and mourn together. Email important events to
sharingourlives@ccarnet.org.
Short-Term Counseling
and Marital and Family Support
Don Rossoff, DRossoff@ccarnet.org (224-330-8604)
Don has over 35 years of experience as a congregational
rabbi. He has served as an interim rabbi and mentored
rabbis at many stages of rabbinic life. He is currently
serving as a clinical intern in marriage and family therapy.

Rex has many years of experience as a congregational rabbi
and served as a URJ regional director. He is a trained
spiritual director and a licensed master social worker.

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132ND ANNUAL CONVENTION OF THE
Central Conference of American Rabbis

GIVE YOURSELF THE GIFT OF
FOUR DAYS " AWAY " !
IN-DEPTH CONVERSATIONS ABOUT
THE CHANGING JEWISH
COMMUNITY
OPPORTUNITIES FOR SUPPORT
AND CONNECTION
TORAH LISHMAH AND DAILY PRAYER
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

* 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.
*L
 ooking to learn from colleagues who have prevailed over a
physical or mental illness or other personal hardship such as
divorce? Contact btorop@ccarnet.org.
* Interested in talking about transitions? Contracts? Difficult
issues? Contact Cindy Enger at cenger@ccarnet.org.
* 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
ccarnet.org/donate-now/.
* 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.

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN

CCARNET.ORG/convention
The 2021 online CCAR Convention will
provide meaningful and unique ways to
strengthen our connection with colleagues,
celebrate our 50-year rabbis and leadership
transition, study Torah, and pray together.
We will have opportunities to learn from
outstanding teachers and leaders, have indepth and diverse professional development,
and delve deeply into social justice issues.
Convention will strengthen us spiritually,
emotionally, and professionally, bringing us
together at a time when we need it more
than ever.

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