WHEREAS the members of the Rabbinical Assembly have been in the forefront of establishing institutions of our movement both in ארץ ישראל (the land of Israel) and worldwide;
WHEREAS members of the Rabbinical Assembly have committed themselves to promoting our movement in Israel and throughout the world through their sacred service and through the gathering of financial resources;
WHEREAS members of the Rabbinical Assembly are committed to a strong presence of our movement inמולדתינו ארץ (our historic homeland); and
WHEREAS the Rabbinical Assembly is committed to growing our movement worldwide.
THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that:
- members of the Rabbinical Assembly establish a movement fund for Israel and overseas development, commit themselves to a significant personal contribution to this fund, and to soliciting major donors to support the work of our movement worldwide; and
- the Rabbinical Assembly call upon Masorti/Conservative Jews worldwide to continue to strengthen their efforts on behalf of the State of Israel in their respective countries by:
defending and promoting its political and economic interests;
visiting Israel in ever-greater numbers;
encouraging members of Masorti/Conservative congregations to make aliyah; and
continuing to provide spiritual and material support for olim in Masorti congregations in Israel.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Rabbinical Assembly establish a special committee to publish a reformulated Conservative/Zionist program to be brought to the 2006 Rabbinical Assembly Convention.
Passed by the Rabbinical Assembly Plenum, March, 2005