Resolution Adopted by the CCAR

On Alcoholism

Adopted by the CCAR at the 94th Annual Convention of
the Central Conference of American Rabbis
Los Angeles, March 13-16, 1983

The Central Conference of American Rabbis, acknowledging the growing problem of alcoholism and drug dependency within the Jewish community, calls upon its membership to endorse and further the pioneering work of the JACS Foundation (for Jewish Alcoholics and Chemical-dependent persons and Significant others), which (1) conducts retreats and support programs for Jewish alcoholics, chemically dependent persons, and their loved ones; (2) provides community outreach programs, seminars, and information to sensitize Jewish spiritual and lay leaders, health professionals, and the Jewish community to the disease of alcoholism and chemical dependency, and (3) acts as a resource and information clearinghouse on the effects of alcoholism and drug dependency on Jewish family life.
Further, the Central Conference of American Rabbis encourages its members to consult and unite with the JACS Foundation and similar organizations in assisting chemically dependent Jewish men, women, and children and their families to use resources and values within Judaism which will strengthen their spiritual recovery and promote a process of reconciliation with the Jewish community and their heritage.