NAORRR, an affiliate of the Central Conference of American Rabbis, was founded in 1984.  Our purpose is to provide support and advocacy for, and to foster fellowship among, retired and about to be retired rabbis, their spouses/partners and surviving spouses/partners.  NAORRR seeks to present opportunities for discussion of the practical problems and needs of its members; to enable its members to continue their efforts to preserve and promote Judaism; to provide opportunities for scholarly stimulation and Torah study, and to continue strengthening and supporting the CCAR in its endeavors. ​ We’d love to keep in touch with you!  NAORRRnet is one of the ways we can stay in touch. To sign up go here  and follow the instructions to sign up.



NAORRR During a Time of Isolation

Clearly, this has been a difficult time for all of us.  Because of the risk of infection from Covid, NAORRR was forced to cancel its January, 2021, convention.  Instead, NAORRR has been re-imagined.  A number of online programs have been planned throughout the year to bring NAORRR members “together” for study, prayer, and conversation. To see what we have planned, please go here. 


NAORRR 2021 Convention Presentations


To view the programs from our 2021 convention, which was held remotely, go here.


NAORRR Re-Imagined Program Recordings

To view recordings of our monthly programs, go here


Continuing Rabbinic Education

In recognition of the importance of ongoing learning and growth, the CCAR membership overwhelmingly approved a Continuing Rabbinic Education requirement. Many questions about this requirement can be found in a FAQ created to  clarify some of the details about this program.

As part of the new Continuing Education Requirement, each member of the CCAR is asked annually to read the CCAR Code of Ethics. You were given the opportunity to indicate that you had read the Code when you submitted your most recent CCAR dues form. If you did NOT indicate on your dues form that you have read the code, please take a few minutes to read the Ethics Code and indicate that you have done so here.

This year, rabbis are required to have 3 hours of CRE, and our Scholar-in-Residence programs with David Ellenson will take care of two of those, and any of our other workshops or study sessions will count for another one, making it very easy for our members to get in all 3 credits by next July.


NAORRR Now Accepts PayPal payments  

NAORRR now accepts payments for dues and convention registration (not hotel) using PayPal!  To do so, click

Officers – 2021

President – Sheldon Harr
First Vice President – Robert Orkand
2nd Vice-President – Marty Lawson
Treasurer – Suellen Winer
Recording Secretary – Henry Karp
Immediate Past-President – Howard Kosovske


Terms Expiring 2022

Irene Friedman
Charles Levi
Anthony Holz
Barbara Goldman-Wartell

Terms Expiring 2023

Ron Shapiro
Barbara Sugarman
Aryeh Azriel
Ralph Mecklenburger

Terms Expiring 2023

Steven Moss
Rifat Sonsino
Lynn Stahl
Sue Weiss

To Contact NAORRR:

Susan and Julian Cook, Co-Executive Vice Presidents
2777 S. Elmira Street, #17
Denver, CO 80231
Phone: (303)753-1309
Mobile: (303)981-8973 (Susan)      (303)981-6974 (Julian)
email:  cooknaorrr@gmail.com