Equal Rights – Inclusion and Disabilities (2014)

Posted on June 25, 2014

This resolution was prepared in consultation with the Jewish Council for Public Affairs (of which Women’s League is a member) and the Rabbinical Assembly. BACKGROUND The Torah states that we are each created b’tzelem Elohim, in the image of God (Genesis 1:27). We learn from this that there is holiness in all people, regardless of Continue Reading »

General Disarmament and Nuclear Test Ban (1964)

Posted on October 2, 2013

General Disarmament and Nuclear Test Ban (1964) National Women’s League notes with regret the stalemate in disarmament and nuclear test ban negotiations at Geneva and the obstacles I reaching and adequate, graduated plan for general and complete disarmament with safeguards for control, inspection and identification. We urge that, despite these obstacles, our government continue its Continue Reading »

Drunk Driving (1984)

Posted on October 2, 2013

Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol or Mind-Altering Drugs (1984) The drunk driving problem creates an annual cost of over $5 billion in North America. The connection between drunk driving, especially among teenagers, and motor vehicle accidents has been amply substantiated. Women’s League for Conservative Judaism, recognizing that all people are created in God’s image, Continue Reading »

Drugs (1984)

Posted on October 2, 2013

Driving Under the Influence of Mind-Altering Drugs (1984) The widespread abuse of mind-altering drugs, which cuts across social, religious and economic lines, is contributing to the high incidence of motor vehicle accidents. Women’s League for Conservative Judaism supports and urges its Sisterhoods to: Promote strong legislation, with strict penalties and adequate law enforcement; Encourage development Continue Reading »

Domestic Violence (1996)

Posted on October 2, 2013

Domestic Violence (Amended) (1996) Abusive behavior is not a new phenomenon. It has existed throughout the ages and is documented in biblical texts and the Shulkhan Arukh. No one is immune from domestic violence, including the Jewish community. It cuts across all economic, educational, racial and religious liens. It affects the lives of children and Continue Reading »

Disarmament (1960)

Posted on October 2, 2013

Disarmament (1960) “We are convinced it is our duty to establish a new world in which people are able to live together with nuclear weapons totally abolished and all war renounced.” We urge the United States to continue its determined efforts to achieve agreement on the limitation and control of conventional and nuclear armaments. Disarmament Continue Reading »

Equal Rights – People with Disabilities (1990)

Posted on October 2, 2013

Rights of the Disabled (1990) Women’s League for Conservative Judaism has a long history of commitment to providing services for the disabled, from Sisterhood brailing, recording and large type printing to national sponsorship of films, libraries and financial support. Women’s League for Conservative Judaism promotes the right of the disabled to participate more fully in Continue Reading »