Platforms Adopted by the CCAR


The CCAR Platforms are broad statements about Reform Judaism adopted by rabbinic action, either in the CCAR, or in 1885, prior to the founding of CCAR, by Reform rabbis who mostly were to become our charter members.


Article Declaration of Principles

“The Pittsburgh Platform” – 1885


Article The Guiding Principles of Reform Judaism

“The Columbus Platform” – 1937


Article Reform Judaism: A Centenary Perspective

Adopted in San Francisco – 1976


Article Reform Judaism & Zionism: A Centenary Platform

“The Miami Platform” – 1997


Article A Statement of Principles for Reform Judaism

Adopted in Pittsburgh – 1999


Article Commentary on the Principles for Reform Judaism