Study and Discussion Guides
CCAR Press study guides have been essential to my work with adult learners. As companions to the books, they provide valuable framing and help me offer tangible and accessible lessons on deep and significant topics. The guides open the door to the richness of the Press’s publications. –Rabbi Peter W. Stein, Senior Rabbi, Temple B’rith Kodesh, Rochester, NY.
From Time to Time presents a fascinating exploration of the treasures of the Jewish year. The book artfully blends traditional and contemporary perspectives on each Hebrew month and its holidays.
Edited by Rabbi Andrue J. Kahn
The Sacred Earth is a contemporary Jewish response to the looming threat of climate change, the widespread desire for experiential spirituality rooted in nature, and the continually changing relationship between humanity, nature, technology, and the Divine.
By Merle Feld
In this poetic memoir, Feld reveals her intensely personal story while naming profound human experience. The collection journeys through the sorrows, joys, and accrued wisdom of a life lived deeply. This study and discussion guide, also written by Feld, will help readers analyze and process the various emotions that the collection provokes.
This volume explores how the ancient words of Proverbs are strikingly pertinent to issues we face today. The accompanying study and discussion guide will help facilitate conversations about Proverbs and its place in Jewish thought and practice.
Edited by Rabbi Barry H. Block
In this collection, a diverse array of authors delve deeply into each week's parashah, drawing lessons to inspire tikkun olam. Chapters address key contemporary issues such as racism, climate change, mass incarceration, immigration, disability, women's rights, voting rights, and many more. The result is an indispensable resource for weekly Torah study and for anyone committed to repairing the world.
This volume explores how we experience God through prayer, text study, poetry, food, music, service, movement, meditation, interpersonal connection, and much more. The accompanying study and discussion guide will help us cultivate moments of divine encounter.
Edited by Rabbi Denise L. Eger
This groundbreaking collection of LGBTQ+ prayers, poems, liturgy, and rituals is both a spiritual resource and a celebratory affirmation of Jewish diversity. Giving voice to the private and public sectors of queer Jewish experience, Mishkan Ga'avah is also a commemoration of the fiftieth anniversary of both the Stonewall Riots and the first pride march, reflecting the longtime advocacy of the Reform Movement for full LGBTQ+ inclusion. The accompanying discussion guide will help facilitate a deeper understanding of the LGBTQ+ Jewish experience.
Study and Discussion Guide