Resolution Adopted by the CCAR

World Hunger

Adopted by the CCAR at the 96th Annual Convention of
the Central Conference of American Rabbis

Whereas the stark tragedy of starvation and death that has plagued our world, and especially, in recent months, the victims of drought in North African nations has appalled and grieved us, and

Whereas we are cognizant of this desperate situation,

Be it therefore resolved that we commend the outstanding work of the Union of American Hebrew Congregations, the Social Action Commission of the UAHC and the CCAR, the Joint Distribution Committee, and the State of Israel in seeking to ameliorate the suffering of all Ethiopians, and particularly that of Ethiopian Jews.

Be it further resolved that the CCAR pledge its continued support of those agencies and institutions that seek to eliminate hunger and want throughout the world. We further pledge to encourage the use of the resources of our congregations for preservation of life, and the distribution of stored grain and other foodstuffs available in our country and in other more affluent nations to the impoverished peoples of North Africa.