Alternative Spellings

Central Conference of American Rabbis


  • a union of Reform Rabbis that determines pay and benefits, as well as who can work at Reform movement-affiliated synagogues

Example Sentences

  • The CCAR Biennial is in Long Beach this year; it's a who's-who of American Reform Rabbis!

Languages of Origin


Who Uses This

Organizations: People involved in a professional or volunteer capacity with Jewish nonprofit organizations



Notes It is considered one of the three central bodies of the Reform Movement as envisioned by Isaac M. Wise: the Union of American Hebrew Congregations (now called the Union for Reform Judaism), the Hebrew Union College, and the CCAR.

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