Reproductive Rights (URJ)

UAHC Board of Trustees
New York, New York

The UAHC has long been committed to the right of a woman to choose an abortion. We reaffirm the position of the 56th General Assembly in 1981, and we endorse the following resolution, adopted by the National Federation of Temple Sisterhoods in New Orleans in 1989:

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Sexuality Education (URJ)

PROPOSED RESOLUTION ON SEXUALITY EDUCATION
Submitted by: The Commission on Social Action & The Department of Jewish Family Concerns

BACKGROUND

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Adolescent Sexuality: Kedoshim Tih’yu (URJ)

SUBMITTED BY THE PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE COMMITTEE HOUSTON, 2005

BACKGROUND

Adolescence is, almost by definition, a difficult time. All the more so concerning issues of sexuality. Our kids desperately need our direction in this area, but too often we do not provide it. Teenagers experimenting with sex is hardly new, of course. And it need not be a source of concern. Most of us who went through the sexual revolution of the 60s grew up to be perfectly respectable citizens.

But what is happening now is radically different.

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Confronting the AIDS Crisis (URJ)

59th General Assembly
Chicago, Illinois

BACKGROUND

Two years ago, the Union of American Hebrew Congregations issued a call to action on AIDS. We called for increased financial and human resources for prevention and treatment, prohibition of discrimination, and community education about this terrible new epidemic. We created our own Committee on AIDS, which has developed and distributed our sacred teachings with professional expertise.

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AIDS Committee and Research (URJ)

Board of Trustees
White Plains, New York

The Board of the UAHC notes with gratification the effective steps that have been taken to implement the resolution on AIDS passed at the Biennial Assembly in l985. We commend the UAHC Committee on AIDS for its efforts to raise the consciousness of our congregations about this tragic and alarming epidemic.

To expedite this process, the Board of the UAHC, in the spirit of bikur cholim:

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AIDS (URJ)

58th General Assembly
Los Angeles, California

More than 14,000 North Americans have been diagnosed as having acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS). This disease has taken the lives of over 7,000 people in the United States and Canada alone. In an article in the San Francisco Chronicle on September 4, 1985, it was reported that researchers believe that between one and two million men, women, and children have already been infected with HTLV-III, the suspected AIDS agent. Countless others are being diagnosed and are dying throughout the world.

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Responding to Anti-Gay Rights Referenda (URJ)

Adopted at the 62nd General Assembly
San Francisco, CA

BACKGROUND

In 1977, the UAHC Biennial Convention strongly affirmed the right of gay men and lesbians to equal protection of the law and to full protection of their civil rights. This resolution was reaffirmed in 1987 and 1989.

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