Resolution on Movement-Wide Support of Youth Programs

WHEREAS the needs of the Conservative Movement and especially of our youth are of utmost concerns to all Conservative Jews; and

WHEREAS staffing for our youth programs at the various Ramah camps and USY kinusim, conventions and encampments has been, and continues to be, an ongoing concern to the Movement; and

WHEREAS these youth programs are strengthened by a strong rabbinic presence.

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Rabbinical Assembly encourage its members to devote one week each year voluntarily to the youth programs of Conservative Judaism; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the RA work with other arms of the movement to facilitate rabbinic participation and to encourage congregations to support their rabbis in these efforts as part of their work.    

Passed by the Rabbinical Assembly Plenum, March, 2000