The blessings of freedom, prosperity, unlimited opportunity and the benefits of advanced technology, which Jews of North America enjoy, bring with it the dangers of competition, hedonism, stress, nuclear annihilation, etc. The erosion of the traditional family structure has also contributed to current social difficulties including drug abuse, alcoholism, alienation, teenage suicide and assimilation.
The family values of our tradition have tangible benefits that need to be restored and enhanced if we are to survive as a vibrant Jewish people.
LEV NACH HAGGADAH (and you shall tell it to your child) and LEV NIEACH V’SHEHNANATAM (and you shall teach it to your children), the Rabbinic dicta, are priorities which need to be reaffirmed in our times.
Women’s League for Conservative Judaism urges its Affiliates to vigorously pursue a program to strengthen the Jewish family, whether single parents, blended, nuclear or extended through:
The Jewish family urgently needs revitalization through effective programs which address themselves to the family generally, and to its adult members specifically.
Therefore, Women’s League calls upon its Sisterhood members: