Category Archive for: Policy Resolutions

Principles for Addressing Poverty and Welfare Reform

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  • Posted on June 13, 1994

Preamble  Helping Jewish poor as well as those in the general community achieve self-sufficiency has been a fundamental commitment of the Jewish people. Jewish tradition and values emphasize the responsibility of the larger community to provide for the poor and the near poor in ways that enable them to live independently, with dignity, and to…



Crime and Violence

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  • Posted on February 22, 1994

The National Jewish Community Relations Advisory Council recognizes and shares the nationwide concern over problems of crime and violence which continue to plague our schools, cities, and suburban communities. The potential for inner city neighborhood revitalization is too often impeded by criminal activity which undermines local efforts to enhance economic development, create jobs, and improve…



Bosnia (Policy Conference 1994)

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  • Posted on February 22, 1994

For almost two years, the NJCRAC has actively opposed the systematic violence being committed by Serbian forces against the people of Bosnia-Herzegovina. There have been several resolutions of the United Nations Security Council calling for an end to the strangulation of Sarajevo and other Moslem cities and enclaves. While a recent NATO ultimatum has produced…



Israel’s Missing-In-Action

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  • Posted on February 21, 1994

We are deeply concerned over the suffering of Israeli MlAs and the anguish of those families whose husbands, fathers and sons are still missing in action.   Israeli soldiers Zachary Baumel, Zvi Feldman and Yehuda Katz have been missing since 1982. Israeli Air Force Captain Ron Arad was taken prisoner in Lebanon in October 1986.…



Energy and the Environment as a Jewish Concern

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  • Posted on February 21, 1994

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…



National Service Trust Act of 1993

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  • Posted on June 28, 1993

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

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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  • Posted on February 15, 1993

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…



Statement on Homosexuals in the Military

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  • Posted on February 15, 1993

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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  • Posted on September 21, 1992

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…