Resolution Adopted by the CCAR

Soviet Jewry Family Sponsorship

Adopted by the CCAR at the 90th Annual Convention of
the Central Conference of American Rabbis
Phoenix, Arizona, March 26-29, 1979

The Central Conference of American Rabbis calls upon all of its members serving in pastoral capacities such as congregations, Hillel chaplaincies or Armed Services chaplaincies to adopt along with their congregations a Soviet Refusnik or Refusnik family and to sponsor that Refusnik or family until the Refusnik or family is freed from the Soviet Union. Members shall use all peaceful powers available to hasten the process, e.g., letter campaigns to Soviet officials, to American officials, letters to the Refusnik by our congregants and ourselves. The Central Conference of American Rabbis also calls upon our colleagues in the Rabbinical Assembly and the Rabbinical Council of America to join this concerted effort of American Rabbis to aid Soviet Jewish Refusniks.