In anticipation of the Union for Reform Judaism Biennial General Assembly to be held starting on Wednesday, December 11, 2019, four resolutions will be considered. You can find the resolutions along with some back up material by clicking the links below. If you have comments or suggestions on any of the resolutions, please send them to Temple President, Bill Epstein, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Resolutions are a statement of our concerns, views, and values. For more than a century, resolutions have given voice to our positions on domestic and international concerns, from Israel to civil rights, from inclusion of people with disabilities to principles of economic justice. All passed resolutions inform what it means to be part of the Union for Reform Judaism and provide a foundation for congregational social justice engagement.
The Biennial Resolutions Committee recommends adoption of the following four resolutions, submitted by congregations and commissions of the URJ:
- Resolution on Private Prisons
- Resolution on the Study and Development of Reparations for Slavery and Systemic Racism in the U.S.
- Resolution on Supporting Those Affected by the Opioid Crisis
- Resolution on U.S. Labor in the Early 21st Century