Resolution Adopted by the CCAR


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

WHEREAS we are heirs of a prophetic tradition which ever sought to repair the damaged world, and

WHEREAS in our efforts to restore the world to sanity we affirm the following position which we take knowing full well the complexity of such an issue but knowing also that we cannot be silent, and

WHEREAS the hungry of the world are our concern,

BE IT THEREFORE RESOLVED that we call for the issue of world hunger to be given high priority in our synagogue and communal institutions and urge our congregations to incorporate in their educational programs teaching about the presence of hunger in the world and the Jewish response to hunger, and to limit food waste in our congregational activities and life-cycle events, we urge public policy which will effectively cope with the hunger crises and raise funds for relief organizations; we encourage the endorsement of the personal pledge of conscience of the Joint Commission on Social Action of the UAHC-CCAR; we call on our governments to contribute whatever resources are at their disposal to the world community, including population planning, either directly or through the United Nations; we join and participate in the Interreligious Coalition on World Food Crisis.