Resolution Adopted by the CCAR

Hispanic Jewish Relationships

Adopted by the CCAR at the 90th Annual Convention of
the Central Conference of American Rabbis
Phoenix, Arizona, March 26-29, 1979

Whereas, members of the Hispanic community constitute an ever increasing proportion of our national population: and

Whereas, members of the Hispanic community have been severely handicapped in access to employment in governmental positions. particularly in our larger cities: and

Whereas , our Central Conference of American Rabbis is already on record supporting the rights of Hispanics in endeavors such as those of the United Farm Workers;

Therefore, be it resolved that the Central Conference of American Rabbis:

1. Work to establish closer relationships and create an ongoing dialogue with members of the Hispanic community, so that the needs of this community can be more fully understood;

2. Help to develop educational and employment opportunities for those sections of the Hispanic community denied such opportunities;

3. Understand and develop positions on such controversial issues as bilingual education and illegal immigration of undocumented aliens with an eye to greater sympathy for the problems of the Hispanic community as well as for the needs of our society at large.