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Jewish book titles sitting on a wood table with a mug atop the pile and a succulent next to it

Want to expand your personal Jewish library? You’ve come to the right place. This year, CCAR Press – the primary publisher of the Reform Jewish community – is excited to release 11 new titles, spanning topics from liberal Zionism to civic engagement, all designed to engage, inform, and inspire.

CCAR Press provides liturgy, sacred texts, educational material, apps, and other resources to Reform Jews and the wider Jewish community. These titles and more will be available for purchase at the 2017 Union for Reform Judaism Biennial in Boston – so if you’re there, stop by the CCAR Press...

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Female rabbis pose together with the new Sacred Calling book

When I was 8 years old, I learned that the first woman rabbi had just been ordained. I was shocked because, until then, I hadn’t realized that there weren’t any women in the rabbinate. In that moment, Rabbi Sally Priesand became my hero.

I did not have the privilege of meeting Rabbi Priesand for many more years, but in recent years, I have been lucky enough to work with her on a number of projects. One of these has been the publication of The Sacred Calling: Four Decades of Women in the Rabbinate. This important anthology, edited by Rabbis Rebecca Einstein Schorr and Alysa...

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