CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwired - Mar 27, 2014) - During the 125th annual Central Conference of American Rabbis (CCAR) Convention here, over 60 Reform rabbis will shave their heads to raise awareness of and funding for pediatric cancer research. The rabbis' "Shave for the Brave" fundraiser benefits St. Baldrick's, a charity committed to funding childhood cancer research. So far, the CCAR rabbis have raised over $470,000, and hope to reach their goal of $540,000.

The "Shave for the Brave" event is open to media but an advance notification is required. To attend, please contact Katarina Wenk-Bodenmiller of Sommerfield Communications at 212-255-8386 or

Over 60 Reform rabbis will shave heads at "Shave for the Brave" event, in support of St. Baldrick's and pediatric cancer research

Tuesday, April 1, 2014 at 9:30 P.M.

Fairmont Chicago Millennium Park
(200 N Columbus Drive, Chicago, IL 60601)

To attend and/or speak with CCAR Chief Executive Rabbi Steven Fox, the event's organizers or participating rabbis, please contact Katarina Wenk-Bodenmiller of Sommerfield Communications at 212-255-8386 or

About The CCAR
The Central Conference of American Rabbis, founded in 1889, is the oldest and largest rabbinic organization in North America. As the professional organization for Reform Rabbis of North America, the CCAR projects a powerful voice in the religious life of the American and international Jewish communities. Since its establishment, the CCAR has a rich history of giving professional and personal support to Reform rabbis, providing them opportunities for study, professional development and spiritual growth beginning while they are still in seminary, through mid-careers, and into retirement. The CCAR is uniquely positioned to meet the ongoing needs of its nearly 2,000 member rabbis and the entire Reform Jewish community. For more information please visit the CCAR's website at

Contact Information:

Katarina Wenk-Bodenmiller
Sommerfield Communications, Inc.
(212) 255-8386