Clean Hands Carry Blessings

Mar 15, 2020 by

Our Jewish tradition has long guided us to turn to the Book of Psalms at times of challenge and at the same time to engage with these...

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The Updated Gender Language of...

Mar 4, 2020 by

In 2018, my first year as the editor of CCAR Press, we published an innocent looking, laminated table card for Friday nights. Thanks...

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A Full and Diverse Rabbinate

Feb 24, 2020 by

I grew up in a small South Georgia town. “Shabbat” services were every other Sunday evening, as our congregation of 18 or so families...

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‘Elohim nitzav baadat El...

Jan 28, 2020 by

One of the things I love most about coming to CCAR Convention each year is the chance to pray with other rabbis. Shared t’filah each...

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In Unity and Hope

Dec 13, 2019 by

This prayer was written by Alden Solovy and Rabbi Ilene Harkavy Haigh at the 2019 URJ Biennial in response to the many conversations...

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Book Excerpt: “Amen: See...

Dec 9, 2019 by

CCAR Press is honored to release Rabbi Karyn D. Kedar’s latest book, Amen: Seeking Presence with Prayer, Poetry and Mindfulness...

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Sacred Practices with Psalm 27

Aug 28, 2019 by

These 50 days from the first of Elul to the end of Sukkot and the celebration of Simchat Torah can be overwhelming for clergy, with...

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Psalm 27:4 In God’s [Not...

Aug 8, 2019 by

I wrote the draft of what would come to be a Reflection for Focus in my book, Opening Your Heart with Psalm 27, “In God’s...

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