53rd General Assembly
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
WHEREAS in producing Gates of Prayer the CCAR is continuing the tradition of Reform Judaism of constantly reexamining its ritual and its practices, yet never forsaking those fundamental truths and virtues which have sustained the Jewish people through the centuries; Now, Therefore, be it
RESOLVED that this UAHC 53rd General Assembly expresses its profound gratitude to the CCAR for its historic publication of Gates of Prayer, We commend the CCAR for providing "a significant contribution to American Jewish life"; be it further
RESOLVED that congregations of our Union be encouraged to accept this Reform Siddur and make use of its rich materials in connection with our worship; and be it further
RESOLVED that the Joint Commissions on Worship and Education be requested to provide programs, seminars and materials to assist our congregations and their members in understanding, utilizing and enjoying the rich heritage and abundant resources which Gates of Prayer offers.