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Elder Care – Nursing Homes (1976)

Posted on October 3, 2013

Statistics show that a considerable percentage of the occupants of nursing homes are Jewish. Many complaints have been voiced about the inadequate care given to residents in these homes. We deplore these conditions and applaud the efforts that have been made to rectify them. Women’s League for Conservative Judaism urges: Sisterhood women to cooperate with Continue Reading »

Elder Care – Medical Care for the Aging (1964)

Posted on October 3, 2013

Medical Care for the Aging (1964) National Women’s League (editor’s note: Women’s League for Conservative Judaism) supports federal legislation providing medical care for the aging, financed through Social Security. The obligation of the people to safeguard the security of its aging members is deeply imbedded in traditional Judaism. Our heritage and common humanity impel us Continue Reading »

Education – Literacy: America Reads Challenge (1998)

Posted on October 3, 2013

Literacy: America Reads Challenge (1998) Judaism has a rich tradition of study. To us, the people of the book, knowledge is considered wealth. It is considered an act of tzdakah to give knowledge to others. Our liturgy teaches us “Lilmod-to learn, l’lamed-to teach, and la’asot-to do.” Women’s League for Conservative Judaism, appropriately, is a sponsor Continue Reading »

Equal Rights – Integration (1962)

Posted on October 3, 2013

Integration (1962) Human dignity and the worth of the individual are basic in Judaism as well as in the spiritual heritage of America. Discrimination such as is practiced in many parts of the world and in our own country, is contrary to the spirit of both cultures. The Constitution of the United States rejects the Continue Reading »

Equal Rights – Gay & Lesbian Jews (1992)

Posted on October 2, 2013

Judaism affirms that the divine image reflected by every human being must always be cherished and affirmed. Jews have always been sensitive to the impact of official and unofficial prejudice and discrimination, wherever directed. Gay and lesbian Jews have experienced not only the constant threats of physical violence and homophobic rejection, but also the pains Continue Reading »

Education – Federal Aid to Education (2006)

Posted on October 2, 2013

Federal Aid to Education (2006) The No Child Left Behind law, which is designed to help students throughout the country achieve greater levels of proficiency in reading and math, requires states to design their own tests. Some states have used commercial tests, some have created their own, and some have combined the two approaches. This Continue Reading »

Ethics in Government (1980)

Posted on October 2, 2013

The erosion of confidence in American politics and government as a result of the frequent disclosures of the unethical conduct of an increasing number of elected and appointed officials has led to the disillusionment of the electorate. Morality and accountability are basic to democratic ideals. Women’s League for Conservative Judaism supports the Congressional Ethics Committee Continue Reading »

Equality (1982)

Posted on October 2, 2013

Equality for Senior Citizens (1982) Projections for the year 2000 indicate that citizens over the age of 65 will comprise more than 20% of the population of the United States. According to current statistics, life expectancy is an additional 15 years at 65, and an additional 10 years at 74. Moreover, those additional years are Continue Reading »

Environment (1992)

Posted on October 2, 2013

Environment (1992) The Jewish community’s mandate to cultivate, protect and nurture the environment derives from the halakhah, and is informed by traditional Jewish sources. The biblical and Talmudic principle of Bal Tashhit, “Do not destroy,” is a principle that has been expanded in the halakhic tradition to proscribe all forms of environmental waste and damage. Continue Reading »

Environment – Energy (2008)

Posted on October 2, 2013

Background From our ancient texts we learn that Judaism speaks out against wasteful consumption of nature’s resources. The concept of bal tashchit (do not destroy; do not waste) has been a guiding rabbinic principle based on Deuteronomy 20:19-20, which admonishes the warrior not to destroy the trees of a city under siege. Over time, that Continue Reading »