60th General Assembly
New Orleans, Louisiana
At the 1985 Los Angeles Biennial, the General Assembly established the Corps of Service to the Jewish People, an adult Reform Jewish Peace Corps, whose volunteers would serve Jewish communities in foreign lands.
Since 1987, when the Corps of Service completed its research and set its plan into motion, over seventy men and women have volunteered for placement. Ten have already served, or are serving, in Switzerland, Italy, France, Ethiopia and Israel.
THEREFORE, the Union of American Hebrew Congregations resolves to:
- Congratulate the Corps of Service for its success and expresses the hope that its foreign activities will further expand.
- Direct the Corps of Service to extend its activity to North America on an experimental basis, and to continue such a program should the Corps of Service deem it feasible.