Anti-Semitism

Anti-Semitism

Anti-Semitism is itself an ancient phenomenon and a remarkably resilient form of hate. In its most terrible manifestation, anti-Semitism led to the Shoah and the murder of 6 million Jews. In the aftermath of this genocidal tragedy, the world said “never again.” Yet despite this pledge, we now see acts of anti-Jewish hatred on the rise.

Year Adopted: 
2019

The fifth resolution recites the suffering of our fellow Jews and the prompt and resolute action necessary to save them. This brief statement is the gist of the Preamble, and the resolution is that we urge the conference on refugees announced by our government...should be held without delay."

Year Adopted: 
1943

WHEREAS the West German Statute of Limitations on Nazi War Crimes is due to expire on December 31, 1979; and

WHEREAS the expiration of the statute would make many Nazi war criminals immune from prosecution for their horrendous crimes against humanity; and

WHEREAS it would be unconscionable to close the door on future prosecution while some of the perpetrators of history's greatest crime have still not had to answer for their deeds; and

Year Adopted: 
1979

We will never cease our struggle to assure the right of all Jews to leave the Soviet Union. We are also determined to assist those who, while they remain, wish to live as Jews in the Soviet Union.

We believe that liberal Judaism will serve the prospects of Jewish survival in the Soviet Union.

THEREFORE , BE IT RESOLVED that the Union of American Hebrew Congregations:

Year Adopted: 
1987

(By telegram to Secretary of State James Baker, February 6, 1990)

The Executive Committee of the Board of Trustees of the Union of American Hebrew Congregations, representing 840 Reform synagogues in North America with a combined total of over 1,200,000 members, has followed the dramatic progress of glasnost and perestroika with fervent hope and solemn prayer. We have been deeply gratified by the historic steps toward greater freedom, democracy and pluralism and toward codification of the right of emigration.

Year Adopted: 
1990

While the right to proselytize in our society is protected by constitutional guarantees of religious liberty, we are concerned, nonetheless, by the current intensification of missionary activity directed toward Jews in many parts of this country. Those guarantees neither legitimize nor justify the tactics that some missionary groups and cults use when directing their efforts toward Jews: coercion, misrepresentation of the meaning of religious symbols, and abuse

Year Adopted: 
1977

"The Union of American Hebrew Congregations has been happy to have here as its guests the representatives of the various Jewish defense organizations. We express to them to their organizations and to the American Jewish community our deep regret that the objectives envisaged at Pittsburgh in 1938 have not been realized, and our tragic disappointment at the present situation. With all the force at our command, in the name of Judaism and of the Jewish ideal of

Year Adopted: 
1941

UAHC Board of Trustees
December l972
New York, New York

Year Adopted: 
1972