Reform Movement Institutions

Reform Movement Institutions

Consistent with the recommendations of the Committee to Study the Proportional Dues Program, this General Assembly directs the Board of Trustees of the UAHC and its Committee on Maintenance of Union Membership

Year Adopted: 
1975

Camp Fincastle, a 475 acre camp property near Roanoke, Virginia, is owned by the regional Presbyterian Church organization. The property is offered for sale for $2.3 million. The property includes a small pond for swimming and boating, a small number of usable buildings (some winterized), and athletic fields. The camp is presently closed as the church group has consolidated on another site. The site will require a complete reconstruction including a new infrastructure (water, sewer, electric) system.

The Board previously authorized the Mid-Atlantic Region to enter into a contract to purchase a camp site near Roanoke, Virginia. That contract was contingent on completion of a satisfactory diligence review and has been terminated because of environmental concerns over the site. The Union is in process of securing the return of our deposit.

Background

Jewish tradition teaches the necessity of fair, just and impartial courts. In Exodus 18:21, for example, Moses’ father-in-law, Jethro, advises him to choose capable, trustworthy, and law abiding members of society as judges. Elsewhere we are taught of the ethical obligation to oppose unjust persons and unfair judgments; judges should neither “favor the poor or show deference to the rich.” (Leviticus 19:15)

Year Adopted: 
2002

RESOLVED that the Union of American Hebrew Congregations (UAHC) shall indemnify any trustee, officer or employee of the UAHC made a party to an action by or in the right of the UAHC to procure a judgment in its favor by reason of the fact that he, his testator or intestate, is or was a trustee, officer, or employee of the UAHC, against the reasonable expenses, including attorneys' fees, actually and necessarily incurred by him in connection with the defense

Year Adopted: 
1976

WHEREAS over 100 years ago, when the UAHC was founded, it set as its first priority the establishment of a "Hebrew" seminary, and

WHEREAS this goal was achieved just two years later in 1875 with the opening of the Hebrew Union College; and

Year Adopted: 
1975

Background

The high-flying mission of the Union for Reform Judaism’s 68th General Assembly would not have been possible without the unstinting and tireless efforts of so many. From lift-off to touch down, we declare the mission a complete success.

THEREFORE, THE UNION FOR REFORM JUDAISM RESOLVES TO:

Offer its collective heartfelt gratitude to:

Year Adopted: 
2005

Background

Year Adopted: 
1995

Background

From the time of Ezra, who rewrote the Bible in a new script, Jews have always adapted to our environment and taken advantage of the latest technologies. To encode our conversations and sacred texts, we moved with ease from stone tablets to parchment to paper, and we move now to the electronic word.

Year Adopted: 
2009

"The 39th Biennial Council expresses its deep gratitude for the magnificent report presented by the Director of the Union of American Hebrew Congregations, Dr. Maurice N. Eisendrath.

Year Adopted: 
1946