Resolution Adopted by the CCAR

Dr. Solomon B. Freehof

Adopted by the CCAR at the 93rd Annual Convention of
the Central Conference of American Rabbis
New York City, June 27-July 1, 1982

The Central Conference of American Rabbis resolves to congratulate one of its most honored members, Dr. Solomon B. Freehof, on the occasion of his ninetieth birthday. The Conference and its members are grateful for the scores of years during which Solomon B. Freehof has guided his colleagues and labored on their behalf. We are mindful of his leadership as president of the Conference, president of the World Union for Progressive Judaism, chairman of the CCAR Responsa Committee, chairman of the Commission on Jewish Education, and editor of the Union Prayerbook . Solomon B. Freehof's intellectual achievements are numerous. He has developed Reform halacha and helped to bring it into the mainstream of our movement. His felicitous style has added to the beauty of our prayerbooks. We have benefited from his pulpit eloquence and his interpretation of Scripture in terms of the twentieth century.
As a bearer of the tradition he has embodied the spirit of vast erudition in the field of rabbinic literature. In this Conference he is a link to the first and second generations of American Reform rabbis and thinkers.

Be it resolved that the Central Conference of American Rabbis congratulate Solomon B. Freehof and wish him continued years of productivity and intellectual leadership. May God's blessing rest upon him.