Resolution Adopted by the CCAR


Adopted by the CCAR at the 87th Annual Convention of
the Central Conference of American Rabbis

WHEREAS the City of New York has ever welcomed the poor and the homeless, the unemployed and the immigrant, and

WHEREAS the City of New York now finds itself in financial crisis partially due to its willingness to provide for those in need,

BE IT THEREFORE RESOLVED that we commend the City of New York for its long-standing commitment to communal responsibility, and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that we call upon the Federal Government to recognize the needs of our cities and to lend financial assistance in the development of meaningful welfare programs. We oppose budgetary cuts which affect such programs as food stamps, medicare, hot lunch programs and day care centers.