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Employment (1978)

Posted on October 2, 2013

Displaced Homemakers (1978) Women’s League for Conservative Judaism recommends that its Sisterhood women support legislation at federal and state levels for aid to displaced homemakers and for the funding of developmental child care centers and related services, to enable women to seek training and to compete for employment on a more nearly equal basis. We Continue Reading »

Elder Care – Elderly (1978)

Posted on October 2, 2013

Maintaining the Dignity of the Elderly (1978) Sisterhood women can be of invaluable help in making it possible for the elderly to maintain their own homes. We recommend that they not only volunteer for special services such as shopping, telephone reassurance, visiting, etc., but secure the help of young people through United Synagogue Youth, for 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 »

Equal Rights – Civil Rights (1974)

Posted on October 2, 2013

Civil Rights (1974) Women’s League for Conservative Judaism believes that freedom of expression and dissent, as guaranteed by our Constitution, is basic to our American democracy and therefore we deplore the numerous attempts to erode the Bill of Rights. Concerned with the abuse and misuse of powers of government, and its invasion of privacy of Continue Reading »

Elder Care – Caregivers (1986)

Posted on October 2, 2013

Caregivers – Aged Adults (1986) Aged adults, especially those with functional impairments that interfere with their abilities to cope with the tasks of daily living, rely heavily or totally on “caregivers,” who are primarily family. With the growth of an aging population, the related needs of caregiving can be expected to increase. Women’s League for Continue Reading »

Equal Rights – Black/Hispanic Relations (1980)

Posted on October 1, 2013

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 Continue Reading »

Environment – Biodiversity – Social Action (1996)

Posted on October 1, 2013

Biodiversity – Social Action (1996) The Bible mandates us to tend God’s garden; that the world is a precious gift that has been entrusted to humanity. Therefore, it is our obligation, to ensure that nothing we do diminishes any of God’s creations. The principle of Biodiversity (biological diversity) concerns itself with the living organisms in Continue Reading »

Equal Rights – Anti-Semitism (2002)

Posted on October 1, 2013

Anti-Semitism: Resurgence of Anti-Semitism (2002) Anti-Semitism has been harshly brought to the forefront of Jewish life in every country around the world, even in places with no Jewish population. Widespread internet hate groups and burgeoning Arab emigration have contributed to the growth of anti-Semitism. Outside the Arab and Muslim countries, medrassas (Muslim schools) which teach Continue Reading »

Elder Care – Aid to the Aging (1960)

Posted on September 27, 2013

Aging/Aid to the Aging (1960) “I have been young and now I am old: yet have I not seen the righteous forsaken nor his seed begging bread” – Psalms 37:23 National Women’s League, responding to the Biblical injunction and the recurrent theme in our liturgy to respect and care for the ages, is keenly interested Continue Reading »