Monday, March 19th

Sun Mar 18 | Mon Mar 19 | Tue Mar 20 | Wed Mar 21

7:30 AM–8:45 AM

Seeking God: Theological Diversity in the Machzor

Independence Ballroom


Shacharit T’filah Convention Service and Text Study

Grand Ballroom

9:00 AM–11:00 AM

Convention Service

James Gibson and Esther Lederman

Our time honored Convention T’filah includes honoring of 50th Year Rabbis, honoring of the 40th Anniversary of Women in the Rabbinate, as well as the Azkarah.

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11:00 AM-12:30 PM

Theology as Personal Story: A Rabbi’s Reflections

Dr. Arthur Green

At its most honest, theology is an account of one’s own journey through life, re-told through the language of tradition, thus enriching both the personal and the collective stories. Here is one man’s attempt to do so.

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12:30 PM–2:15 PM

  • 2013 Convention Committee Meeting (Closed Meeting)
  • SWARR Regional Lunch (Closed Meeting)


CCAR Today and Tomorrow

Republic Ballroom

2:30 PM–3:15 PM

CCAR of Today

3:15 PM–4:30 PM

Leading Into the Future: Transforming Threats to the Integrity of Your Rabbinate Into Kvod HaRav

Join in an interactive session with Steve Fox that moves beyond the traditional “State of the CCAR” report.  Talk with Steve and other colleagues about transforming threats to the integrity of your rabbinate into enhancing Kvod HaRav as CCAR Rabbis lead Reform Judaism into the future.  This conversation will also lay a foundation for Wednesday afternoon’s engagement session, “Journey Towards Our Future”.


4:30 PM–6:30 PM

  • in Honor of 40 Years of Women in the Rabbinate
  • in Honor of Governor Deval Patrick, who will address the CCAR.

Independence and Grand Ballrooms

6:30 PM–8:30 PM

Dinner with Friends


In Celebration of the 40th Anniversary of Women in the Rabbinate

6:30 PM–8:30 PM

WRN Dinner

For CCAR women rabbis, by reservation only.

8:30 PM–10:30 PM

Mikveh Monologues

For all colleagues.

The Mikveh Monologues shares touching stories of immersion experiences, teaches about the meaning of the ritual, and engages audiences in a conversation about the power of ritual in contemporary Jewish life.

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Alysa Mendelson Graf and Elaine Zecher

Late night

Friends of Bill W.

Beacon A Room

Sun Mar 18 | Mon Mar 19 | Tue Mar 20 | Wed Mar 21