Reform Movement Institutions

Reform Movement Institutions

Union for Reform Judaism's 70th General Assembly

It has been 30 years since the Union's Biennial was held in Toronto. We return to this beautiful city with delight and are grateful to the Greater Toronto Area Reform congregations for the warmth of their hospitality. The Reform community of Canada continues to have extraordinary influence in the councils of our Movement and to grow in strength and dedication. It is known and admired for its commitment to Jewish education, to Zionism, and to a traditional view of Reform Jewish practice.

Year Adopted: 
2009

66th General Assembly
December 2001
Boston, Massachusetts

BACKGROUND

The success of the 66th UAHC General Assembly was made possible by the unstinting and tireless efforts of so many who have labored and sacrificed on its behalf.

THEREFORE , the Union of American Hebrew Congregations resolves to:

Offer its collective heartfelt gratitude to:

Year Adopted: 
2001

SUBMITTED BY THE PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE COMMITTEE
HOUSTON, 2005

BACKGROUND

Rabbi Alexander Schindler's greatest legacy to the Reform Movement and to the Jewish world was the outreach revolution. We are now nearly a generation into the revolution and have seen great progress, yet the outreach revolution remains unfinished.

Year Adopted: 
2005

50th General Assembly
October 1969
Miami Beach, FL


We call upon our congregations to cooperate fully with the UAHC Committee on Israel by implementing the resolution of the 1967 biennial assembly authorizing that national committee to solicit from the entire constituency of American Reform Judaism, as a voluntary offering, $1.00 per year per person - man, woman and child - for the development and support of Reform Judaism and its institutions in Israel.

Year Adopted: 
1969

46th General Assembly
November 1961
Washington, D.C.

Year Adopted: 
1961

52nd General Assembly
November 1973
New York, NY


PREAMBLE: Since the establishment of the current Rabbinical Placement Commission at the 1963 Biennial in Chicago, it has striven to improve the methods and procedures used by member congregations of the Union of American Hebrew Congregations in obtaining Rabbinic leadership. There is no doubt that many of the unwise, inequitable and chaotic practices prevalent prior to the establishment of the Rabbinical Placement Commission have been substantially eliminated.

Year Adopted: 
1973

53rd General Assembly
November 1975
Dallas Texas

THE NEW UNION PRAYER BOOK - GATES OF PRAYER


WHEREAS the Central Conference of American Rabbis has recently completed and published a New Union Prayerbook, Gates of Prayer; and

WHEREAS Gates of Prayer in its unique blending of Jewish tradition and and the American spirit is a significant contribution to American Jewish life; and

Year Adopted: 
1975

Adopted by the 69th General Assembly
Sunday, December 16, 2007 - San Diego, CA

BACKGROUND

The S.S. URJ Biennial had a splendid voyage on San Diego Bay! Our cruise may not have been relaxing, but it was inspiring, exciting, and rich with learning.

Year Adopted: 
2007

67th General Assembly
November 2003
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Then you shall make proclamation with the blast of the horn throughout your land, unto all the inhabitants thereof. And you shall hallow the fiftieth year; a jubilee shall that fiftieth year be unto you. (Leviticus 25:9-10)

BACKGROUND

Year Adopted: 
2003

Adopted by the General Assembly
November 30 - December 3, 1995 Atlanta

Year Adopted: 
1995