In May of 2013 the professional leadership of ACRE invited Rosov Consulting to desig nand facilitate a half-day convening focused on demonstrating the impact of continuing rabbinic education beyond the rabbis who are direct beneficiaries of such programs. Through this consultation proces sACRE sought to understand attitudes and practices around evaluation in its member organizations, test whether there was consensus around the need for and utility of a set of metrics that would demonstrate impact on more distal “endusers,” as well as to begin to chart a path toward developing such a set of measurements.
During the past spring and summer ACRE’s Executive Committee and Board held a series of discussions designed to prioritize the focal areas of ACRE’s work this year. A consensus was reached that one priority would be to convene a diverse group of representatives of ACRE constituent organizations, along with thought leaders from related fields, to examine a “big picture, future issue.” that no one else was exploring. And the added goal was to have this discussion in a different way, using a new tool, a new methodology that was worthy of experiencing by itself, but also one that could catalyze real action for ACRE and its constituent organizations.
Towards those ends, ACRE invited a select group of individuals, representing more than 20 organizations that care deeply about the future of the rabbinate, to engage in a Strategic Exploration.Read more: Strategic Exploration
ACRE’s Research Committee commissioned a research study designed to provide us with a “snapshot” of the rabbinate today. The study asked the following research questions:
To read the Summary Report of the research findings, click here. The CCAR, independently, distributed this survey to its membership and we invite you to read their Executive Summary of the results they gathered. (click here)Read more: ACRE Research Study: Capturing a Snapshot of Today’s Rabbinate