Most Important Resolutions of Our First 100 Years

Over the past 10 decades, Women of Reform Judaism has led the Movement in social action advocacy. WRJ Resolutions have preceded policy in many areas, such as women's and civil rights and economic justice. 

In 2013, in honor of WRJ's Centennial Year, WRJ Vice President Sharon K. Benoff, WRJ Board member & WRJ Resolutions Committee Chair Professor Sally Frank, WRJ/RAC Eisendrath Legislative Assistant Sarah Greenberg, and WRJ Board member & Resolutions Committee Chair Dr. Jane Seigel, z''l, put together a list of the 12 most important resolutions from WRJ's first 100 years. This list explores how our previous struggles have successfully triumphed to forge new paths in advocacy and social justice.

1915: Immigration Bill

1923: Representation of Women on Union Boards and Commissions

1933: On Cooperation with the Jewish Braille Institute

1935: Birth Control Literature

1949: Genocide

1950: Civil Rights

1963: Ordination of Women as Rabbis

1969: Israel

1975: Rights of Individuals

1985: AIDS

1991: Rights of Gay Men and Lesbian Women

2001: Complete Health: Mental and Physical

2006: Ending Global Poverty