Reform Movement Institutions

Reform Movement Institutions

REPORT OF COMMITTEE:

Resolution offered by Harry L. Rosenbaum of Roanoke, Virginia, relating to a Director of Rabbi Replacement, and his activities. The Committee votes to refer this resolution to the Board of Trustees for study and possible action.

ACTION:

The report of the Committee was accepted.

Year Adopted: 
1957

"The 39th Council of the Union of American Hebrew Congregations views with satisfaction the enrollment of 170 rabbis in the Rabbinical Pension Plan to whom 197 annuity policies have been issued in the last year and a half, and tenders its commendation to the Pension Board for its devoted efforts in behalf of this exemplary cause.

"It is the opinion of the delegates here assembled that the Pension Board has adopted a plan admirable fitted to the conditions that obtain in the rabbinate and that the plan meets a need long felt by congregations as well as rabbis.

Year Adopted: 
1946

WHEREAS Rabbi Maurice N. Eisendrath led the Union, and through it, American Reform Judaism, from relative obscurity to a position of world-wide prestige and respect;

WHEREAS he had consistently and fearlessly, often in the face of criticism from within and without American Jewry, enunciated the moral imperatives of Judaism as they applied to contemporary issues;

WHEREAS he had extended and expanded the involvement and participation of laymen at all levels of the Union and the Reform Jewish movement;

Year Adopted: 
1973

REPORT OF COMMITTEE:

Resolution submitted by H. Henshel of New Rochelle, New York, to give authority to Councils or Federations to make public statements under certain conditions. The committee recommends disapproval.

ACTION:

The report of the resolution Committee was accepted.

Year Adopted: 
1957

Whereas, the 1957 Biennial of the Union in Toronto adopted a Resolution amending Article XI of the By-Laws to provide that the dues of congregations to the Union shall be based upon the so-called proportional dues plan, to begin with the fiscal year of the Union, beginning July, 1958; and,

Whereas, the Chairman was instructed, and did, thereafter appoint a Commission on the proportional dues plan with instructions to implement the plan and to report to this Biennial; and

Year Adopted: 
1959

Background

Many living rabbis or their spouses, did not participate in the current UAHC/CCAR Rabbinical Pension Plan, having entered and served in the rabbinate before the Plan was established or enhanced to its present standard.

Year Adopted: 
1992

Olin-Sang-Ruby Union Institute ("OSRUI") was originally purchased in 1952. Today, it occupies approximately 220 acres made up of numerous parcels in Oconomowoc, Waukesha and Jefferson Counties in Wisconsin. About 1984, the State of Wisconsin began planning to build a highway bypass around Oconomowoc, Wisconsin (the site of OSRUI) to connect State Highway 16 on either side of town. This required that the State use some of the camp’s existing land to build the bypass.

Background

Year Adopted: 
1995

Background

Historically the Union of American Hebrew Congregations has prepared a printed directory of congregations and their lay and professional leaders and provided each congregational president, rabbi, cantor, administrator, and educator with a copy. Respecting its covenantal relationship with its members, the Union has refused to make this information available to vendors and others who seek to market to the congregations.

Year Adopted: 
2003

The advancement of Reform Judaism in the future is in great measure dependent upon the effectiveness with which we complement our work with youth, both on a national and regional scale, now.

Year Adopted: 
1950