Resolution Adopted by the CCAR

RABBI (STATUS OF)

Digests of resolutions adopted by the
Central Conference of American Rabbis
between 1889 and 1974

1. Rabbis have suffered greatly as a result of the economic collapse. There have been cases of lowering of salary, no payment of wages and dismissals. We ask for an investigation. (1934, p. 98)

2. We recommend that the Executive Board take immediate action regarding the lamentable condition existing in the rabbinate with regard to pulpit placement and inadequate income of Rabbis in small positions. (1940, p. 98)

3. We urge the Social Justice Commission to make a confidential survey of the economic conditions among the members of the CCAR. (1941, p.142)

4. We urge appointment of a Committee to study the problem of security for the rabbinate aimed to induce congregations to adopt some system of tenure for rabbis. (1946, p. 103)