Equal Rights – Black/Hispanic Relations (1980)

It is important for the Jewish community to reestablish a positive relationship with the Black community, and at the same time develop a working rapport with the Hispanic-American community. We share common causes, and it is to our greater advantage to work together to achieve these goals. The Synagogue and Black and Hispanic churches are the natural environment for fostering and sustaining a good relationship.

Women’s League for Conservative Judaism recommends, therefore, the following:

  1. Systemic, ongoing communication with leaders of the minority groups, on both local and national levels;
  2. Proceeding with a domestic agenda and becoming actively involved with those issues of special concern to minorities;
  3. Major attention should be given to the development of an educational program and appropriate materials aimed at interpreting to the Black and Hispanic communities the pertinent issues in the Middle East.