Resolution Adopted by the CCAR

Israel, II

Adopted by the CCAR at the 98th Annual Convention of
the Central Conference of American Rabbis

We offer heartfelt congratulations to the World Union for Progressive Judaism as construction of its Youth Hostel in Jerusalem nears completion, and we call upon our colleagues to be present for the dedication ceremonies in November of 1986. We warmly commend the HUC-JIR as the enabling institution for these projects, and particularly for their own dedication of a classroom quadrangle and center for biblical and archaeological studies.
We offer congratulations as well to the leadership of ARZA, as well as to KADIMA and Arzenu, for their superb efforts on behalf of liberal Jewish religious life in Israel. ARZA's leadership in the shaping of the Reform Grant Proposal to the Jewish Agency represents a landmark achievement, and we pledge our support for all appropriate efforts to gain for our Israeli programs and institutions that financial support that has been withheld for far too many years.
We salute as well ARZA's Law of Return Center in Israel, an organization that seeks to mobilize all liberal voices in Israel on behalf of religious pluralism and democracy. We also take note of the efforts now under way to prepare vigorously for the next World Zionist Congress, and we call upon our colleagues to become fully informed partners in the process.