Resolution in Support of The International Year of the Volunteer

WHEREAS the United Nations has declared this year the International Year of the Volunteer; and

WHEREAS poverty is rampant in both developing and developed countries; and

WHEREAS the concept of תקון עולם and גמילות חסדים are מצוות בין אדם לחבירו in our tradition.

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that all members of the Rabbinical Assembly be encouraged to do service of גמילות חסדים over the next year; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Rabbinical Assembly encourage other arms of the movement and Conservative Jews to join us in this effort.

Passed by the Rabbinical Assembly Plenum, June, 2001