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 2022 Convention to be Offered Virtually

Because of the high rate of COVID infection in Florida, the NAORRR Board has reluctantly decided to cancel the 2022 convention in Boca Raton but, instead, to offer the convention virtually.  Much of what had been planned for the convention, including the honoring of the 50-year class, will be presented online.  Stay tuned for more details.



Our Fall Programs will boggle your minds!
Click here to see what we have planned!
Three of the Fall programs are now available for online viewing:
The beautiful Chol HaMoed Shabbat service can be found here.
The meaningful and informative presentation by Dr. Betsy Stone, “After a Year of Covid, What Now?” is available here.
“Seeking New Common Ground: Jewish/Black Relations in the Age of BLM” is available here.


NAORRR Is in Need of Volunteers

NAORRR is powered by many wonderful, dedicated volunteers. And we always need more. Currently, we are urgently seeking the following:


Editor for Ohr L’Naorrr

Ohr L’Naorrr, our organization’s Newsletter is published twice a year – Spring and Fall. The Editor is responsible for seeking writers, editing manuscripts and over-all editorial quality. The Editor should have good computer skills, but most importantly, must have an awareness of NAORRR’s activities and the interests of members.

The Webmaster is responsible for overseeing, updating and energizing our Web page. This individual needs to have good computer skills and, if possible, some previous experience creating web-pages.

NOTE: These positions could be filled by the same person or by different people.

If interested, please contact Julian: cooknaorrr@gmail.com

Webinar Coordinator

We are looking for someone with Zoom experience who can coordinate our Zoom-based programming, in conjunction with our Tech specialist. (Contact Julian for further information.)

Caring Committee

We have a robust committee of several people who stay in voice contact with our members who are “shut-in” or have medical issues. They provide a friendly call several times during the year. If you would like to join this effort, please contact Steve Moss samoss@optonline. net. You can make a difference in someone’s life, and the experience is rewarding.


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