Health and Welfare

Health and Welfare

Adopted by the Board of Trustees May 1992 Minneapolis, MN BACKGROUND The Jewish family, in all of its configurations, is the cornerstone of the Jewish people and its traditions. It has...
Year Adopted:
1992
SUBMITTED BY THE PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE COMMITTEE HOUSTON, 2005 BACKGROUNDAdolescence is, almost by definition, a difficult time. All the more so concerning issues of sexuality. Our kids...
Year Adopted:
2005
58th General Assembly November 1985 Los Angeles, California More than 14,000 North Americans have been diagnosed as having acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS). This disease has...
Year Adopted:
1985
Board of Trustees December 1986 White Plains, New York The Board of the UAHC notes with gratification the effective steps that have been taken to implement the resolution on AIDS passed at...
Year Adopted:
1986
Adopted by the General Assembly Union of American Hebrew Congregations October 29-November 2, 1997 Dallas Background Judaism teaches us that every individual human life is of infinite value...
Year Adopted:
1997
Background Drug and alcohol abuse continues to plague our society. We are deeply alarmed by the devastation such abuse causes the family and by the ever growing costs to society, not...
Year Adopted:
1993
WHEREAS the use and abuse of drugs has become a grave menace in the United States, Canada, and other societies; THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that member congregations of the Union of American...
Year Adopted:
1971
Background While the definitions and terms are varied, we here refer to both persons defined as having a diagnosable mental disorder and those with a serious mental illness, as well as...
Year Adopted:
2001
Background Fetal tissue is a unique substance that has been constructively used in medical research for at least sixty years. Cultures of fetal kidney cells were used in the 1950s to...
Year Adopted:
1993
Background One Biblical word stands for three concepts. Tzedek speaks of social justice, charity and righteousness. Thus the personal, the philanthropic and the social are inextricably...
Year Adopted:
1987

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