Resolution Adopted by the CCAR

SOCIAL SECURITY

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

1. We must settle the contingencies of unemployment and old age as well as study carefully universal workmen's health insurance and social insurance. (1918, p.102)

2. We urge Congress to recognize that the duty of government is to protect its citizens against the inevitable hazards of life. The security bill is not adequate and must be amended. (1935, p. 79)

3. We believe that Social Security for employees of religious and social welfare institutions should be made mandatory. (1939, p. 163)

4. We express regret at the action of Congress abolishing the National Resources Planning Board, which produced our post-war plan for social security, and urge its continuance. (1943, p. 125)

5. We endorse the President's provision for a variety of public works projects to employ all who can not be absorbed into private practice. We also support the extension of our present social security laws to a "cradle to grave'' system. (1943, p. 127)

6. In the coming conflict between reaction and enlightenment, the oppressed groups of our country and of the world can depend on the rabbinate of America, who will champion their cause until justice is established, peace reigns and the right is set in the earth. (1945, p.126, Credo)

7. See Individual Rights, Sec. 1 (1953) .