Resolution Adopted by the CCAR

Encouraging HUC-JIR Programs

Adopted by the CCAR at the 86th Annual Convention of
the Central Conference of American Rabbis

WHEREAS the Reform Jewish community is made up of many institutions which, working in common, interpret Judaism with insight and commitment, and

WHEREAS the Central Conference of American Rabbis is vitally concerned with the direction of Reform Judaism throughout the world,

BE IT THEREFORE RESOLVED that we note with satisfaction the development of many programs by the Hebrew Union College Jewish Institute of Religion which are especially geared to the changing needs of the American Jewish community. The innovative institutes and seminars sponsored by the Schools of Education at the New York and Los Angeles campuses are outstanding examples of this awareness. We especially note the progress of the School of Jewish Communal Service during the first six years of its existence. The school has developed numerous alternatives in education, some of which are primarily directed at preparing Rabbis for non-pulpit positions. The programs of the School for Jewish Communal Service provide opportunities for Rabbis, communal workers and educators to share common experiences and engage in dialogue and discourse, thus enabling each to understand the contribution of the other to the strengthening of Jewish communal life. The College-Institute is encouraged to continue its efforts in this field and we extend our support of such programs.