Argentina

by Jared Feldman

 The National Jewish Community Relations Advisory Council, meeting in plenary session in Washington, D.C., expresses the solidarity of the American Jewish community with the Jewish community in Argentina. Our brethren in Buenos Aires have been targeted for vicious terrorist attacks. The bomb that destroyed the seven story building housing the Delegation of Argentine Israelite Associations…

Balanced Budget Amendment (Plenum 1995)

by Jared Feldman

Consistent with longstanding consensus policy, the National Jewish Community Relations Advisory Council (NJCRAC) opposes current efforts to enact a balanced budget amendment to the U.S. Constitution. Amending the Constitution, for any purpose, is a most profound matter. Such action alters the fundamental law of the land. While the NJCRAC agrees there is an urgent need…

Terrorism

by Jared Feldman

Increasing international terrorist activity has become a growing concern for Americans, and for the American Jewish community in particular, as Jewish communities in other countries have been targeted for attack and the terrorists responsible have links to extremist organizations in the Middle East. In the past year alone, we have witnessed terrorist attacks in Buenos…

Prayer in the Public Schools

by Jared Feldman

  The National Jewish Community Relations Advisory Council (NJCRAC) has long held the view that it is entirely appropriate — indeed desirable — for religion to inform the world of public affairs even as it informs and shapes the life of the individual. At the same time, the firmly-held view of the Jewish community is that…

Middle East Peace Process (Plenum 1995)

by Jared Feldman

The National Jewish Community Relations Advisory Council (NJCRAC) reaffirms its strong support of the Israeli government’s peace initiatives and wishes it continued success in building upon the dramatic achievements of this past year. Principal among these achievements was the historic signing of a treaty and establishment of full diplomatic relations between Israel and Jordan. The…

Middle East Peace Process (Executive Committee 1994)

by Jared Feldman

The National Jewish Community Relations Advisory Council (NJCRAC) continues to strongly support the peace process and Prime Minister Rabin’s bold efforts to achieve security for the Israeli people and normalized relations with Israel’s neighbors. Since September 1993’s historic signing, much progress has ensued. We applaud Israel’s recent accomplishments in the peace process, particularly agreements with…

Addressing Poverty and Welfare Reform

by Jared Feldman

 Preamble Helping Jewish poor as well as those in the general community achieve self-sufficiency has been a fundamental commitment of the Jewish people. Jewish tradition and values emphasize the responsibility of the larger community to provide for the poor and the near poor in ways that enable them to live independently, with dignity, and to move…

Jerusalem

by Jared Feldman

 WHEREAS, while Israel and the PLO agreed to defer negotiations on the status of Jerusalem until the final phase of peace negotiations, this issue nevertheless has become a matter of intense public discussion; WHEREAS, for nearly three thousand years, the Jewish people have been inextricably bound to Jerusalem; WHEREAS, since King David established the city as the…

Crime and Violence

by Jared Feldman

The National Jewish Community Relations Advisory Council recognizes and shares the nationwide concern over problems of crime and violence which continue to plague our schools, cities, and suburban communities. The potential for inner city neighborhood revitalization is too often impeded by criminal activity which undermines local efforts to enhance economic development, create jobs, and improve…