Category Archive for: Policy Resolutions

Energy and the Environment as a Jewish Concern

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The Jewish community’s mandate to cherish, cultivate, and protect the earth is informed by traditional Jewish sources and contemporary Jewish insights. As Jews, we are heirs to a tradition of stewardship of the natural world first described in Genesis that teaches us to be partners in the ongoing work of creation. The National Jewish Community…



Action Alert: Urge Congress to Pass the Dream Act

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The Administration’s decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, puts 800,000 Dreamers at risk of deportation. The DREAM Act of 2017 would rectify this decision. It is critical that Congress to stand up for these youth and take swift action to replace fear and uncertainty with permanent protection! Dreamers are undocumented…



National Service Trust Act of 1993

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  • Posted on June 28, 1993

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  • Education

The National Jewish Community Relations Advisory Council endorses in principle the proposed National Service Trust Act of 1993 (S 919, HR 2010) with adequate church-state separation safeguards. This initiative would provide a unique opportunity for college students and others to help our nation confront pressing human service, educational, public safety, and environmental needs. National Service…



Principles on National Health Care Coverage

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  • Posted on June 28, 1993

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  • Healthcare

We call upon the federal government to take action to assure adequate and affordable accessible health care coverage for all individuals and families.   Universal Access   We seek a national health care plan that serves everyone living in the United States. Health care should not be employment dependent and should not exclude anyone with…



Situation in Bosnia-Heregovina

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The National Jewish Community Relations Advisory Council is appalled by the ruthless and systematic violence that continues to be perpetrated against Moslem and other citizens of Bosnia-Herzegovina. As Jews we are deeply pained by the recurrence of such human tragedy in this century. The United States, as well as the UN and other governments, must…



Memory of Thurgood Marshall

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  The passing of Thurgood Marshall is a great loss for all Americans. But for the Jewish community, the loss is especially sharp and poignant. The NJCRAC had a special affection for Justice Marshall. In many ways, Thurgood Marshall articulated for all of us the vocabulary of civil rights, civil liberties, freedom of expression, and…



Statement on Homosexuals in the Military

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American democracy is predicated on the premise that every person is entitled to equality of rights, justice, and opportunity.   This core principle informs our deeply-held position in opposition to discrimination based on race religion, national origin, gender, handicap, and sexual orientation in the work-place, public accommodation, housing, education, and other public- and private-sector settings.…



Sexual Orientation Discrimination

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A fundamental teaching of our tradition is that each human being is created in the image of the Almighty. Deriving from this central teaching is the premise that a society that is committed to equal rights, justice, and opportunity is one that is most conducive to Jewish security and creative Jewish life.   This core…



Racial Violence in Germany

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For more than a month we have watched the malicious and violent attacks on non-German residents in Rostock and other German cities mainly in the states of the former East Germany. An atmosphere of economic and social difficulties, such as those in Germany, has the potential for nurturing xenophobic hatred and racism. We cannot ignore…



Tibet

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The Jewish people, based, upon our own historic experience are especially, sensitive to repression of the right of ethnic or religious groups. Thus, it is with grave concern that the NJCRAC has followed reports of continuing oppression of the Tibetan people by the present Chinese government. After thirty-one years of domination of Tibet by China,…