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Policies and Positions of the RCA
Nov 29, 2016
2016 Resolution: Communal Funding of Jewish Education
Adopted by direct vote of the RCA membership.

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Nov 28, 2016
2016 Resolution: Raising the Banner of Modern Orthodoxy
Adopted by direct vote of the RCA membership

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Nov 24, 2016
RCA Denounces Death Threats Against Reform Leaders
Nov 23, 2016
Thanksgiving Message from the Rabbinical Council of America

“Let peace be within your environs. For my brethren and neighbors' sake, I will now say, ‘Peace be with you.’” (Psalm 122)

Nov 17, 2016
Rabbis Publish Public Statement in NY Times Calling on President-elect Trump to Protect Jewish Jerusalem
Nov 14, 2016
The RCA Congratulates President Elect Donald J. Trump
Oct 19, 2016
2016 Resolution: Supporting Israel in the Face of Violence
Adopted by direct vote of the RCA membership.

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Oct 11, 2016
RCA and OU Defend Free Practice of Religion
Sep 29, 2016
2016 Resolution: Expectations of Public Officials
Adopted by direct vote of the RCA membership.

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Sep 28, 2016
On the Passing of Shimon Peres, z"l
"His Biography is that of the State of Israel."
Sep 23, 2016
RCA Protests Chief Rabbinate's Decision on Converts

"We demand a thorough report of how this latest disgrace could happen."

Sep 22, 2016
2016 Resolution: Requiring the Use of Prenuptial Agreements for the Prevention of Get-refusal
Adopted by direct vote of the RCA membership.

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Sep 6, 2016
RCA Mourns Death of Rabbi Shaar Yashuv Cohen
Jul 3, 2016
RCA Mourns the Death of Elie Wiesel
Jun 24, 2016
RCA Statement on Status of Convert in Israel
Jun 14, 2016
RCA Condemns Terror Attack in Orlando
Jun 9, 2016
The Rabbinical Council of America Condemns Palestinian Terror Attacks
Feb 15, 2016
OU/RCA on the Passing of Associate Justice Antonin Scalia
“A Dedicated Public Servant...who Contributed Much to Expanding Religious Liberty in the US"
Jan 19, 2016
RCA on Recent Murderous Attacks Against Innocent Israelis
Dec 24, 2015
RCA Condemns Calls for Revenge
Dec 10, 2015
The Rabbinical Council of America and Orthodox Union Reject Religious Test for Immigration
Nov 20, 2015
The Rabbinical Council of America Denounces Terrorist Murders of Ezra Schwartz and Other Innocents
Nov 16, 2015
RCA Condemns ISIS Terror Attack in Paris
Oct 31, 2015
2015 Resolution: RCA Policy Concerning Women Rabbis
Oct 30, 2015
2015 Resolution: "Torah Proclamation on Racism"
Oct 30, 2015
2015 Resolution: Combating the BDS Movement
Oct 30, 2015
2015 Resolution: ORA; Kayama; and, Illegal Halachic Remarriages
Oct 14, 2015
The Rabbinical Council of America Condemns Palestinian Terror Attacks
Jul 31, 2015
RCA and OU Condemn Stabbings At Jerusualem's Gay Pride Parade
Jul 31, 2015
RCA Condemns West Bank Arson
Jul 15, 2015
OU/RCA Statement: "We Have Assessed Proposed Iran Deal and Found it Wanting – Preparing to Mobilize Synagogues Across the U.S."
Jul 7, 2015
RCA Reasserts its Embrace of All Jews, Regardless of Belief or Observance
Jun 26, 2015
RCA Protests Court Ruling on Same Sex Marriage
Jun 24, 2015
13 Jewish Groups Call for Shabbat of Solidarity with African-American Community
Jun 18, 2015
RCA Condolences to Emanuel AME Church, Charleston, SC
Jun 18, 2015
RCA Condemns Arson of Church in Israel
Jun 17, 2015
Statement on Vaccinations from the OU and Rabbinical Council of America
Apr 30, 2015
RCA Shares in World’s Horror over Nepal Earthquake
Mar 25, 2015
RCA Expresses Alarm at Rhetoric Surrounding US-Israel Relations
Mar 2, 2015
RCA Calls for Bipartisan Attendance at Netanyahu's Speech to Congress
Nov 19, 2014
OU and RCA condemn terror attack on Jerusalem synagogue:
Aug 12, 2014
RCA Denounces Persecution of Christians
Orthodox Jewish leaders denounce the persecution of Christians and other minorities by ISIS
Jul 16, 2014
2014 Resolution: The Boycott, Divestment, and Sanction Movement against the State of Israel
Jul 16, 2014
2014 Resolution: Using Violence to Compel a Recalcitrant Husband to Give a Get (Writ of Divorce)
Jul 16, 2014
2014 Resolution: Jewish Prayer on Har HaBayit (the Temple Mount)
Jul 16, 2014
2014 Resolution: Gun Violence in America
Jul 16, 2014
2014 Resolution: Torah Study and National Service in the State of Israel
Jul 16, 2014
2014 Resolution: Increasing Access for and Participation of Jews with Disabilities in the Orthodox World
Jul 16, 2014
2014 Resolution: Conversion to Judaism in Israel
Jul 15, 2014
2014 Resolution: Aid to the Hamas-­aligned Palestinian Authority
Jul 6, 2014
OU/RCA Statement on the Arrest by Israel of Jewish Suspects in Killing of Palestinian Teen
Jun 30, 2014
RCA and the OU Statement on the Deaths of Three Israeli Teens
Jun 23, 2014
The RCA Condemns Presbyterian Vote on Divestment
Jun 3, 2014
RCA Dismayed at US Decision to Work with Hamas Coalition
Apr 14, 2014
RCA Mourns Loss of Life in Overland Park, Kansas
Apr 3, 2014
RCA on the Ft. Hood Shootings
Mar 25, 2014
RCA Supports Religious Liberty and Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc., in Amicus Brief to US Supreme Court
Mar 7, 2014
RCA/BDA Statement Regarding Past Conversions
Feb 5, 2014
RCA and OU Repudiate Statement by Some Israeli Rabbis Denouncing US Secretary of State John Kerry
Jan 16, 2014
RCA and Chief Rabbinate of Israel Enter Historic Agreement Regarding Jewish Status Letters
Jan 12, 2014
RCA Mourns Death of Ariel Sharon
Jan 6, 2014
RCA Deplores NY Post Headline in Stark Murder
Jan 4, 2014
RCA Issues Clarification Concerning Rabbi Avi Weiss and the Chief Rabbinate
Jan 2, 2014
RCA Thanks Canadian P.M. Harper's Government
Nov 20, 2013
RCA Condemns Refusal to Deliver or Receive a get
Nov 13, 2013
RCA Advocates Tightening Sanctions Against Iran
Oct 18, 2013
RCA Lauds Courage of Abuse Victim
Oct 7, 2013
On the Passing of Maran HaRav Ovadia Yosef, zt"l
Jul 31, 2013
RCA Statement on Torah Min HaShamayim
Jul 24, 2013
The RCA Welcomes New Chief Rabbis of Israel
Jul 15, 2013
RCA's and OU's Tisha B'Av Call for Respect
Jul 12, 2013
RCA Lauds Ambassador Oren Upon His Retirement
Jul 11, 2013
2013 Resolution: Preventing Sexual Abuse in our Community
Jul 11, 2013
2013 Resolution: Opportunities and Challenges of the Internet
Jul 10, 2013
2013 Resolution: Prenuptial Agreements for the Prevention of Get-Refusal
Jul 8, 2013
2013 Resolution: Best Practices Regarding Synagogue Kiddushim following Shabbat and Yom Tov Services
Jun 12, 2013
RCA Issues Clarification of Its Position on Abuse
Jun 10, 2013
RCA Condemns Ultra-Orthodox Anti-Israel Rally
Jun 6, 2013
Statement from the Orthodox Union and RCA
Jun 4, 2013
The Rabbinical Council of America Calls for Calm at the Kotel
May 7, 2013
RCA Statement Regarding Recent Developments at Yeshivat Maharat
Dec 17, 2012
Rabbinical Council of America Extends Condolences to Families of School Massacre
Dec 13, 2012
The Rabbinical Council of America on Yeshiva University Abuse Allegations
Dec 12, 2012
RCA Urges Strengthening of Synagogue and School Policies
Dec 12, 2012
The Rabbinical Council of America Condemns Defacement of Christian Holy Sites in Jerusalem
Dec 10, 2012
RCA on Guilty Verdict of Orthodox Jew for Child Molestation
The Rabbinical Council of America on Guilty Verdict of Orthodox Jew for Child Molestation
Dec 5, 2012
Rabbinical Council of America Supports Israel's Position on Developing the E 1 Corridor
Nov 30, 2012
Rabbinical Council of America and Orthodox Union Express Dismay Over UN Vote Upgrading Palestinian Status
Nov 29, 2012
Rabbinical Council of America's Statement Regarding JONAH (Jews Offering New Alternatives to Homosexuality)
Nov 20, 2012
RCA/OU/NCYI Call for Torah Study for Israel this Wednesday and Thursday
Nov 19, 2012
Rabbinical Council of America Praises President Obama for Supporting Israel
Sep 21, 2012
OU, RCA Call Upon Shuls to Pray During Yom Kippur for End to Iranian Threat
Sep 13, 2012
RCA Condemns Violence in Name of Religion
Sep 10, 2012
The RCA, Calling for Safe Circumcision Practices, Disapproves of Unilateral Government Regulation
Sep 5, 2012
RCA Condemns Violence in Israel
Aug 27, 2012
German Court Ban on Brit Milah
Aug 1, 2012
Daf Yomi: Celebrating Jewish Unity Through Torah
Jul 26, 2012
RCA and OU Call for Commemoration of Israel’s Olympic Athletes Slain in 1972
The IOC Still Has Time to Act, Our Synagogues Surely Will
May 10, 2012
2012 Convention Resolution: Safeguarding the Religious Rights of all Americans
May 10, 2012
2012 Convention Resolution: Tuition Affordability
Mar 20, 2012
RCA Condemns Attack in Toulouse, France, and Expresses Appreciation to the Government of France
Mar 14, 2012
United State Memorial Day and Shavuot in 2012 - and every year
Dec 29, 2011
RCA and OU Join in Condemning Extremist Violence in Beit Shemesh, Israel - and Call for Care to Not Assign Guilt to Entire Communities for the Actions of the Few
Dec 15, 2011
Rabbinical Council of America Responds to Jewish Attack against Israeli Army Base
Dec 12, 2011
RCA Reaffirms Policies regarding Same Sex Attraction and Marriage, while Clarifying its Position on Reparative Therapy
Oct 19, 2011
With Souls in the Balance: A Statement by the Rabbinical Council of America on the Release of Gilad Shalit
Aug 28, 2011
RCA Partnership With Community Security Service (CSS)
Jul 25, 2011
RCA Reaffirms Halachic Requirement to Report Knowledge or Suspicion of Abuse or Endangerment to Secular Authorities Without Delay
Jun 23, 2011
On Banning Circumcision
An Op Ed by the RCA as published in the Washington Post and JTA
May 24, 2011
RCA Issues a Statement in Response to President Obama's Statements on Israel-Palestinian Peace
May 23, 2011
RCA Joins with Other Organizations in Reaffirming its Opposition to Same Sex Marriage
May 18, 2011
2011 Convention Resolution: Supporting Israel
Jan 7, 2011
Brain Stem Death and Jewish Law
RCA Clarifies Its Stance Regarding Brain Stem Death and Jewish Law
Dec 24, 2010
Observance of Israeli Holidays in the Diaspora
Dec 14, 2010
Statement on Renting to Non-Jews in Tsfat
RCA Statement Regarding the Sale or Rental of Property to non-Jews in Israel
Nov 17, 2010
In the Matter of Clemency for Jonathan Pollard
As adopted by the Executive Committee of the RCA on November 17, 2010
Jul 19, 2010
RCA Statement Regarding The Rotem Knesset Legislation Pertaining to Conversions
Jun 2, 2010
The Rabbinical Council of America Condemns Gaza Flotilla Provocations that Led to Violence and Loss of Life
Apr 27, 2010
2010 Convention Resolution: Dialogue and Partnering with the Greater Orthodox Organizational World
Apr 27, 2010
2010 Convention Resolution: Supporting Operation Cast Lead and Opposing the Goldstone Report
Apr 27, 2010
2010 Convention Resolution: Condemning and Combating Child Abuse
Apr 27, 2010
2010 Convention Resolution: Expressing Concern and Developing Sensitivity for Disaster Victims
Apr 27, 2010
2010 Convention Resolution: Exercising Care When Interacting With General Society
Apr 27, 2010
2010 Convention Resolution: Supporting and Defending Converts
Apr 27, 2010
2010 Convention Resolution: Extending the Ethical Guidelines Initiative to Businesses Beyond Kashruth
Apr 27, 2010
2010 Convention Resolution: Assisting Rabbis in Difficult Employment Situations
Apr 27, 2010
2010 Convention Resolution: Post-High School Torah Study in Israel
Apr 27, 2010
2010 Convention Resolution: Preserving Jewish Religious Sites in the Land of Israel
Apr 27, 2010
2010 Convention Resolution: Avowing the Religious and Historical Significance of Jerusalem and the Land of Israel
Apr 27, 2010
2010 Convention Resolution: Women's Communal Roles in Orthodox Jewish Life
Apr 27, 2010
2010 Convention Resolution: The Challenge of Guaranteeing Rights for All
Mar 16, 2010
RCA Issues Statement Regarding Current US-Israel Tensions
Jan 21, 2010
Jewish Principles and Ethical Guidelines (JPEG) for the Kosher Food Industry
Jan 19, 2010
The RCA's GPS Conversion System: Proof Positive of its Importance and Value.
Jan 15, 2010
RCA Urges Prayer and Assistance for Haiti
Dec 22, 2009
RCA Issues Statement Regarding Recent Developments Surrounding The Eternal Jewish Family Organization
Sep 8, 2009
Rabbinic and Synagogue Organizations Urge Eight Actions Against a Nuclear Iran
RCA Joins with Other Rabbinic and Synagogue Organizations to Urge Action Against a Nuclear Iran
Jul 29, 2009
The RCA Responds to Serious Charges against Orthodox Individuals Accused of Money-Laundering, and Expresses Support for Syrian Jewish Community
Jul 21, 2009
RCA Supports the Right of Jews to Live, Work, and Build Homes throughout Jerusalem
Jul 9, 2009
Response to Statement of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops on Covenant, Mission, and Dialogue
Jun 17, 2009
RCA Supports Netanyahu's Foreign Policy Posture
May 21, 2009
The RCA Commends Law Enforcement Officials for Terror Arrests
The RCA Commends Law Enforcement Officials for Terror Arrests. Calls on all Clergy to Condemn Terror.
May 12, 2009
2009 Convention Resolution: Business Ethics in Synagogue and Jewish Institutional Life
Communal and Synagogue Honors must be Given Only to Those with Reputations for Ethical Behavior.
May 12, 2009
2009 Convention Resolution: Importance of Day School Education
Opposes Charter Schools, Urges Community to Increase Funds to Day Schools, and Urges Day Schools to Reduce Costs
May 12, 2009
2009 Convention Resolution: Supporting Israel's Defense Forces
May 12, 2009
2009 Convention Resolution: Encouraging Synagogues to Network for Jobs
May 12, 2009
2009 Convention Resolution: Unity in the Age of New Media
RCA and its Members to Use New Media to Unite, not Divide.
May 12, 2009
2009 Convention Resolution: Modesty, Responsibility and Tzedakah
A Moral Call for Reducing Spending in the Jewish Community.
May 12, 2009
2009 Convention Resolution: Institutional Transparency
Dec 30, 2008
RCA Statement in Support of Israel's Response in Gaza to Hamas Terror
In Support of Israel's Response in Gaza to Hamas Terror and Commending the Response of the United States
Dec 23, 2008
In Light of Madoff Scandal, RCA Recommits to Promoting Ethical Standards throughout the Jewish Community
Sep 2, 2008
Catholic-Orthodox Jewish Statement on Marriage: “Created in the Divine Image”
Aug 13, 2008
NY Times Publishes RCA Letter about Agriprocessors Investigations
Jun 3, 2008
RCA Issues Statement about Agriprocessors
Regarding Recent Developments at Agriprocessors Meat Processing Plant in Postville, Iowa
May 20, 2008
RCA Advocates Climate Change Education
May 6, 2008
RCA Affirms its Support for Israel's Conversion Authority
RCA Reacts to Ruling of Israeli Rabbinical Appeals Court regarding Past Conversions by the Israeli Conversion Authority
Mar 11, 2008
The RCA Supports all Valid Past Conversions by its Members
Oct 23, 2007
Statement in Advance of the Israeli-Palestinian Negotiations at Annapolis, MD
Jul 11, 2007
RCA Recommends Less Restrictive Security Protocol for Religious Texts in Federal Prisons
Issues Joint Statement with Agudath Israel of America, Aleph Institute, National Council of Young Israel, and Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America
Jul 11, 2007
RCA, as a member of IJCIC, Writes Vatican Concerning Prayer about "Perfidious" Jews
Jun 21, 2007
Joining With Three Other Orthodox Organizations, RCA Opposes Redefinition of Marriage In New York State
Jun 12, 2007
RCA and OU Condemn the Recent Desecration of Arab Graves
Joint Statement by the Rabbinical Council of America and the Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America Condemning the Recent Desecration of Arab Graves by a few Misguided Individuals
May 2, 2007
RCA Membership Formally Embraces New Geirus Procedures
Ratifies Previous Acceptance of New Geirus Policy and Standards
May 1, 2007
RCA Advocates Life Insurance for All
May 1, 2007
RCA Calls upon Families to Supervise Teenagers on Vacation
Calls upon Orthodox parents to ensure adult supervision of teenagers on vacation.
May 1, 2007
RCA Commends Rabbi Naftali Hollander
Led RCA's Israel Region for twenty five years
May 1, 2007
RCA Supports Torah-based Environmental Movement
Urges Partnership with Canfei Nesharim and Wide Range of Measures to Protect and Foster Torah Knowledge about the Environment from a Torah Perspective
May 1, 2007
RCA Opposes New Jordanian Minaret on Temple Mount
May 1, 2007
RCA Urges Action on Plight of Gush Katif Refugees
Appalled by treatment of refugees since ejection from their homes.
May 1, 2007
RCA Urges Further Action to Eliminate Enslaved Prostitutes in Israel
May 1, 2007
RCA Reiterates Call to Action to Stop Genocide in Darfur, Sudan
May 1, 2007
RCA Blasts Hypocrisy of UN Human Rights Council
Calls for Council to be Reorganized or Supplanted to Protect World's Oppressed
May 1, 2007
RCA Seeks to Combat Abuse of Children by Applying Public School Standards to Nonpublic Schools
May 1, 2007
RCA Advocates Communal and Rabbinic Policies to Combat Smoking in Orthodox Community
Building on ban by Va'ad Halacha, RCA calls for smoke-free shuls and yeshivot, as well as educational and theraputic initiatives to eliminate smoking among Orthodox Jews.
Mar 1, 2007
RCA Statement on Blood Libels and Current Misrepresentations
The blood libel has always been a lie—and it remains a lie.
Dec 15, 2006
RCA Asks Press to Ignore Certain Disturbed Jews
All Responsible Jews Revolted by Enemies of Israel, Even Those in Orthodox Garb
Dec 7, 2006
Response to Rabbinical Assembly's Decisions Regarding Ordination of Gays and Lesbians, and "Commitment Ceremonies"
Jul 5, 2006
RCA Protests Planned Gay Pride Parade in Jerusalem
Statement on a Parade Slated for the Sacred City of Jerusalem
Jul 3, 2006
RCA's Vaad Halacha Bans Use of Tobacco Products
May 18, 2006
RCA Advocates Steps to Reduce Oil Consumption
The RCA urges the reduction of America's dependence on oil.
May 18, 2006
Convention Issues Educational Support Initiatives
The RCA reaffirms the need to support and fund our Jewish day schools and Yeshivot, and make a quality Jewish education accessible and affordable.
May 18, 2006
RCA Condemns Darfur Genocide
The RCA calls upon the Jewish community to do all that is in its power to put a stop to the genocide in Darfur, Sudan.
May 18, 2006
RCA Urges Proactive Iran Policy
The RCA urges steps to counter the serious and growing threat of the current Iranian government.
May 18, 2006
Increasing Demonization of the Settlers in Israel
RCA calls upon the government of Israel to deal with the settler population with respect, patience and within a context of brotherhood.
May 18, 2006
Protocols for Interfaith Dialogue
RCA reaffirms the need for continued adherance to Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchik's guidelines regarding interfaith dialogue.
May 18, 2006
Use of Prenuptial Agreement
RCA reaffirms that no member rabbi should officiate at a wedding unless a proper prenuptial agreement has been executed.
May 18, 2006
Maintaining Passion for the State of Israel
The RCA calls upon its members to help maintain and foster a passion for the State of Israel, especially during a time when Israel is making some of her most difficult decisions.
May 18, 2006
Responding to Dishonest Behavior of Prominent Jewish Figures
The RCA condemns dishonest behavior, especially that of prominent Jewish figures, and urges steps to educate against future recurrences.
May 18, 2006
On the Evacuees of Gaza and Shomron
The RCA calls upon the State of Israel to assist the evacuees of Gaza and Shomron in assimilating back into Israeli society.
May 18, 2006
On The Importance of Preserving the Environment
RCA calls upon its members to educate concerning the importance of preserving the environment.
Apr 7, 2006
Darfur Genocide: The RCA and OU Commend President Bush for his Strong Stand
They condemn Sudanese government supported atrocities and persecution of millions of innocent people.
Feb 14, 2006
RCA Applauds Bush's Stand Against Hamas
RCA Congratulates President Bush for his State of Union Comments on Hamas Election Victory
Feb 7, 2006
Statement Regarding Events in Amona, Israel
The Rabbinical Council of America Issues a Statement Regarding Events in Amona, Israel
Jan 10, 2006
RCA Endorses Samuel Alito for the US Supreme Court
Statement in Support of the Confirmation of Judge Samuel Alito as Justice of the United States Supreme Court
Dec 27, 2005
Creation, Evolution, and Intelligent Design
In response to the public debate over Intelligent Design and Scientific theory, the RCA has issued the following statement clarifying its view on this matter as it relates to Torah Judaism, and the biblical account of creation.
Sep 16, 2005
Testimony of RCA at Senate Judiciary Committee
Text of the testimony by Rabbi Dale Polakoff, President of the Rabbinical Council of America, in appearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee hearings in support of the nomination of Judge John Roberts, on September 15th 2005
Sep 13, 2005
RCA Condemns Destruction of Holy Sites in Gaza
The Rabbinical Council of America issues a Statement Condemning the Wanton Destruction of Synagogues and other Jewish Holy Sites in Gaza
Sep 13, 2005
Hurricane Katrina and the Mystery of God's Ways
The Aftermath of Hurricane Katrina: The Rabbinical Council of America Issues a Statement on the Mystery of God's Ways
Aug 25, 2005
RCA Commends Bush Nominee, Judge John Roberts
Statement of the Rabbinical Council of America on the Nomination of Judge John Roberts to the US Supreme Court
Jun 7, 2005
Metzitza Be'Peh - Halachic Clarification
Regarding Metzitza Be'Peh, RCA Clarifies Halachic Background to Statement of March 1, 2005
May 17, 2005
RCA Encourages its Rabbis to Promote Aliyah
May 17, 2005
Illegal Internet Downloading
RCA Calls Upon Community to Desist from Downloading Copyrighted Music and Other Materials from the Internet
May 17, 2005
Gambling as Communal Fundraising Vehicle
RCA Calls Upon Communal Institutions to Desist from Using High-Stakes Gambling to Raise Funds
May 17, 2005
Israeli Supreme Court Conversion Policy
RCA Reaffirms Committment to Conversion, Decries Israeli Supreme Court Decisions Favoring non-Halachic Conversions over National Unity
May 17, 2005
Fire Safety in Jewish Community
RCA Reiterates Importance of Fire Safety on Shabbat and Holidays
May 17, 2005
Criminal Background Checks for Workers with Youth
RCA Encourages All Institutions Dealing with Jewish Youth to Conduct Criminal Background Checks on Employees, and Advocates Legislation Requiring Same
May 17, 2005
The Israeli Disengagement Plan
RCA Affirms the Importance of Peaceful, Democratic Processes in the Context of Israel's Plan to Withdraw from Yesha
Apr 12, 2005
Pope John Paul II
On the Death of Pope John Paul II
Mar 28, 2005
Letter to the Prime Minister
Open Letter by the RCA to Prime Minister Ariel Sharon Regarding Referendum
Mar 28, 2005
RCA re-issues the Halachic Living Will
RCA re-issues the Halachic Living Will
Mar 1, 2005
Bris Milah and Metzitza Be'Peh RCA Policy
Bris Milah and Metzitza Be'Peh RCA Policy
Oct 22, 2004
Statement on Stem Cell Research
RCA Reissues 2001 Statement of RCA/OU on the Important Topic of Stem Cell Research, as Formulated as a Letter to President Bush
Sep 23, 2004
Chief Rabbinate
RCA Endorses Chief Rabbinate Regarding Current Situation in Israel
Aug 29, 2004
Statement on Sudanese in Darfur, Sudan
A Statement of Moral Principle, and a Call to Action by the RCA Regarding the Impending Genocide of more than 1,000,000 Black Moslem Sudanese at the Hands of their Arab Oppressors in Darfur, Sudan
Jun 15, 2004
Resolution on Allegations of Sexual Impropriety
Policy and Procedures Regarding Allegations of Impropriety Against an RCA Member
Jun 1, 2004
Proposal for RCA National Charity Registry 2004
May 5, 2004
Geirus Report 2004
A Report Delivered at the RCA 2004 Convention
Apr 23, 2004
Amendment to the RCA By-Laws, Article 3, Section 4 2004
Mar 30, 2004
Same-Sex Marriage
Rabbinical Council of America & Union of Orthodox Congregations of America Oppose Same-Sex Marriage "Stand opposed to any attempt... to bestow the sanctity of marriage upon same-sex couples"
Mar 19, 2004
Etz Hayim
OU/RCA Statement Regarding Publication of Conservative Movement’s New Torah Commentary
May 28, 2003
RCA Resolution Regarding Allegations of Sexual Abuse by Rabbis
Adopted May 28, 2003
Feb 21, 2002
Israeli Supreme Court Ruling
OU/RCA Statement Regarding Israeli Supreme Court Ruling on Non-Halachic Conversions
Nov 9, 2001
Prayer for Military Forces
Rabbinical Council of America Releases Special Prayer for Safety of American Military Forces
May 17, 2001
Jonathan Pollard
Rabbinical Council of America Resolution on Jonathan Pollard
May 16, 2001
Standards of Conduct
A Proclamation Reinforcing the Importance of Standards of Conduct for Jewish Leaders
May 16, 2001
Partnership with Israel
The Rabbinical Council of America's Partnership with Israel
May 16, 2001
Solidarity with Israel
Solidarity with Israel
May 1, 2001
Sanctions to be Imposed on One Who Withholds Issuance or Receipt of a Get
Resolution, 2001 RCA Convention
Sep 25, 2000
Tzioni Dati Educational System
Rabbinical Council of America Urges the Israeli Government's Continued Support of the Tzioni Dati Educational System
Jun 28, 2000
Ya'ar Ramot Synagogue
The Rabbinical Council of America and Orthodox Union Condemn Torching of Ya'ar Ramot Synagogue
Mar 30, 2000
Homosexual Relationships
Rabbinical Council of America Condemns Reform Statement on Homosexual Relationships
Jan 18, 2000
Golan Heights
Golan Heights
Dec 21, 1999
Vermont Supreme Court
Rabbinical Council of America Critical of Vermont Supreme Court’s Ruling Regarding Same-Sex Couple Recognition
Jun 10, 1999
Iranian Jews Arrested
The RCA and Orthodox Union Ask for the Release of 13 Iranian Jews Arrested
Jun 1, 1999
Personal Ethics
Jun 1, 1999
American Recognition of Jerusalem (1999)
RCA Urges United States to Recognize Jerusalem as Israel's Capital
Jun 1, 1999
Israel and The United States (1999)
RCA pledges to work for continued vigorous American support for the State of Israel
Jun 1, 1999
Israelis Missing in Action (1999)
RCA Calls on the United States Government To Secure the Release of Israeli MIA's
Jun 1, 1999
The Search For Peace (1999)
Within the RCA family there are many reactions to the peace process but there is much we can all agree upon
Jun 1, 1999
Agunot 1999
Jun 1, 1999
Alternative Life Styles and Moral Equivalencies 1999
Jun 1, 1999
Batei Din 1999
Jun 1, 1999
Communal Propriety 1999
Jun 1, 1999
Engery Policy 1999
Jun 1, 1999
Health Care Reform 1999
Jun 1, 1999
Human Law and Dignity 1999
Jun 1, 1999
International Religious Persecution 1999
Jun 1, 1999
Israeli Religious Integrity and the North American Jewish Community 1999
Jun 1, 1999
Jewish Education and Outreach 1999
Jun 1, 1999
Religion and State 1999
Jun 1, 1999
School Choice 1999
Jun 1, 1999
Support for the Family 1999
Jun 1, 1999
Synagogue Activities 1999
Jun 1, 1999
The Jewish Woman and the Torah Community 1999
Mar 30, 1999
Genocide in Yugoslavia
Rabbis Asks The World Not to "Pass Over" Genocide in Yugoslavia
Jan 6, 1999
Political Advertising
Political Advertising
Sep 14, 1998
Fetus Sex Selection
Rabbinical Council of America Issues Halakhic Perspective on Guidelines of Fetus Sex Selection
Jun 1, 1998
Agunot 1998
Jun 1, 1998
Domestic Violence 1998
Jun 1, 1998
Healthcare 1998
Jun 1, 1998
Outreach 1998
Jun 1, 1998
Poverty 1998
Jun 1, 1998
Religious Pluralism In Israel (1998)
RCA Urges All Members of the Jewish Community to Cease Personal Attacks On Matters of Community Concern
Jun 1, 1998
Israelis Missing in Action (1998)
RCA Urges US Government to Use Every Appropriate Channel to Secure the Release of Israeli MIA's
Jun 1, 1998
Resolution on Agunot, Prenuptials, et al.
Jul 8, 1997
Health Care Proxy
Rabbinical Council's Response Towards Health Care Proxy and Medical Directive of New York City Hospice and Supportive Care AIDS Initiative
Jun 1, 1997
Palestinian Compliance (1997)
RCA Calls on All Members of Jewish Community to Demand Palestinian Compliance With Terms of Peace Process
Jun 1, 1997
Status of Jerusalem
RCA Calls on All Involved In Peace Negotiations to Understand Involate Status of Jersualem
Jun 1, 1997
Support For Israel (1997)
RCA Urges Jewish Community to Recognize Importance of the State of Israel to all Jews
Jun 1, 1997
Genetic Engineering and Cloning 1997
Jun 1, 1997
Integrity of the Morah De' Asrah 1997
Jun 1, 1997
Preservation of the Family 1997
Jun 1, 1997
Public Pronouncements and Intra-Jewish Relationships 1997
Jun 1, 1997
Regulation of T. V. Programming 1997
Apr 4, 1997
Orthodox Union
The Rabbinical Council of America and the Orthodox Union Repudiate Divisive Pronouncements
Apr 1, 1997
Response to Attacks on Orthodox Rabbinate
Response to Attacks on Orthodox Rabbinate
Mar 24, 1997
Response to Attacks on Orthodox Rabbinate
Response to Attacks on Orthodox Rabbinate
Mar 14, 1997
Passover Price Gouging
Rabbinical Council of America Warns of Passover Price Gouging, Stringencies
Jun 1, 1996
RCA Condemns Attempt to Remove Judaism From The Cirriculum in Israeli Schools
Jun 1, 1996
RCA Stresses the Importance of All Human Life - Jewish or Non-Jewish
Jun 1, 1996
The RCA applauds the significant increase in the representation of the Orthodox community in the Knesset in recent election
Jun 1, 1996
Support for the NRP
Jun 1, 1996
Support for the UJA
Jun 1, 1996
In Light of High Divorce Rates, RCA Pledges A Renewed Committment to Teaching About Marraige and Fatherhood
Jun 1, 1996
Statement Regarding Chabad Messianism
Jun 1, 1996
The Rabbinical Council of America deplores the degradation of any human life, Jewish or non-Jewish
Jun 1, 1996
Duties of the Task Force on The Sanctity of the Jewish Family
Jun 1, 1994
Israeli Prisoners of War (1993)
Israel Urges Arab States to Release The Israeli MIA's In Compliance With Geneva Conventions
Jun 1, 1993
Sentence of Jonathan Pollard (1993)
RCA Urges Jewish Community to Speak Out on Behalf of Justice for Pollard
Jun 1, 1993
Euthanasia - Assisted Suicide 1993
Jun 1, 1993
Homosexuality 1993
Jun 1, 1993
Physical and Sexual Abuse of Children 1993
Jun 1, 1993
Pre-Nuptial Agreements and Recalcitrant Spouses 1993
Jun 1, 1993
Reaffirmation of the Halachic View of Proper Sexual Behavior 1993
Jun 13, 1991
RCA Prohibits Smoking in Presence of Others
Recognizing dangers of second-hand smoke, RCA bans smoking at its events and urges Jewish community to do same.
Jun 13, 1991
RCA Urges Use of its Health Care Proxy
Jun 1, 1991
Mixed Marriage 1991
Jun 1, 1991
Pollard 1991
Jun 1, 1991
Rosh Beth Din 1991
Jun 1, 1991
The Environment 1991
Jun 1, 1991
Tzedakah 1991
Jun 1, 1991
American Jews and Israel(1991)
RCA Calls on American Jews to Strengthen Their Ties With Israel and Its People
Jun 1, 1991
Ethiopian Jews
RCA Calls Upon the Appropriate Authorities to Complete the Rescue of the Remnant of the Jews in Ethiopia, Syria and all other Jews in extremis
Jun 1, 1991
Operation Exodus (1991)
RCA Calls on its Members and Congregations to Support Operation Exodus
Jun 1, 1991
Soviet Jewry & Ethiopian Jewry (1991)
RCA Strongly Supports Efforts Towards Spiritual Absorption of Ethopian and Soviet Jews Into Israeli Society
Jun 1, 1991
Israel In the Media (1991)
RCA Urges Members and their Congregations to Actively Combat Media Bias Against of Israel
Jun 1, 1991
Israel and The United States (1991)
RCA Urges Members and Congregations to Communicate Our Community's Viewpoint on Israel to Elected Officials
Jun 1, 1991
Freedom of Religion 1991
Jun 1, 1991
Gittin and Agunot 1991
Jun 1, 1991
Human Rights 1991
Jun 1, 1991
Jewish Education 1991
Jun 1, 1990
The State of Israel (1990)
RCA Reaffirms Solidarity With and Committment to State of Israel
Jun 1, 1990
Abortion 1990
Jun 1, 1990
Confronting Issues of Contemporary American Orthodoxy 1990
Jun 1, 1990
Operation Exodus 1990
Jun 1, 1990
Persecuted Jews Around the World 1990
Jun 1, 1990
Services to the Senior Adult Community 1990
Jun 1, 1990
Shabbos as a Standard of Kashrus 1990
Jun 1, 1990
Torah For Children 1990
Jun 1, 1990
Torah Learning 1990
Jun 1, 1989
Ahavat Yisroel 1989
Jun 1, 1989
Confronting Issues in the RCA 1989
Jun 1, 1989
Good Health 1989
Jun 1, 1989
Meeting the Needs of RCA Members 1989
Jun 1, 1989
Oppressed Jewries 1989
Jun 1, 1989
Resolution on Resolutions 1989
Jun 1, 1989
Law of Return (1989)
Adopted at the 100th Annual Convention of the Central Conference of American Rabbis
Jun 1, 1988
Justice For The Pollards
RCA Urges All Americans to Support the Organization "Justice For The Pollards"
Jun 1, 1988
Catholic Jewish Relations 1988
Jun 1, 1988
Energy 1988
Jun 1, 1988
Ethiopian Jewry 1988
Jun 1, 1988
Nazi War Criminals and Holocaust Education 1988
Jun 1, 1988
Pastoral Education Committee 1988
Jun 1, 1988
Rights of Sabbath Observers
Jun 1, 1988
Services to the Elderly 1988
Jun 1, 1988
Terrorism 1988
Jun 1, 1987
Holocaust 1987
Jun 1, 1987
Human Dignity and Labor 1987
Jun 1, 1987
Jewish Education 1987
Jun 1, 1987
Jews in Arab Lands 1987
Jun 1, 1987
Kashruth 1987
Jun 1, 1987
Kavod Gedolei Yisroel 1987
Jun 1, 1987
National and Legislative Affairs 1987
Jun 1, 1987
Nuclear Restraint 1987
Jun 1, 1987
Ohel Children’s Home 1987
Jun 1, 1987
Pluralism 1987
Jun 1, 1987
Relations With Non-Jewish Groups 1987
Jun 1, 1987
Social Welfare Programs 1987
Jun 1, 1987
The Greater Orthodox Jewish Community 1987
Jun 1, 1987
Support For Israel (1987)
RCA Reaffirms Its Solidarity With Israel
Jun 1, 1987
Israeli Yeshivot (1987)
RCA Applauds Hesder and Bnei Akiva Yeshivot's Refusal to Sign Political Loyalty Oath Imposed by Jewish Agency
Jun 1, 1987
Arkaut AKUM 1987
Jun 1, 1985
International Affairs Commission 1985
Jun 1, 1985
Resolution 1985
Jun 1, 1983
Convention 1983
Jun 1, 1983
Desanctification and Evaluation of Human Life 1983
Jun 1, 1983
Federation 1983
Jun 1, 1983
Flashas 1983
Jun 1, 1983
Holocaust 1983
Jun 1, 1983
Kosher Food 1983
Jun 1, 1983
Nuclear Restraint 1983
Jun 1, 1983
Patrilineal Descent 1983
Jun 1, 1983
Russian Jewry 1983
Jun 1, 1983
Social Welfare Programs 1983
Jun 1, 1983
Aliyah (1983)
RCA Calls Upon Its Members and Their Congregations to Encourage Aliyah
Jun 1, 1983
Israeli Chief Rabbis and President (1983)
RCA Notes Election of New Ashkenazic and Sefardic Chief Rabbis as Well as Selection of Chaim Herzog as President
Jun 1, 1983
Visting Israel (1983)
RCA Urges Its Members and Their Congregations to Visit Israel
Jun 1, 1981
Israel and West Germany (1981)
RCA Calls Upon West Germany To Repudiate Any Intention of Dealing With the PLO
Jun 1, 1981
On The Religious Community In Israel (1981)
RCA Proclaims That Legitimacy of a Jewish State Depends On The Jewishness of That State
Jun 1, 1981
Support For Israel (1981)
RCA Reaffirms Its Solidarity With The State of Israel
Jun 1, 1981
Convention 1981
Jun 1, 1981
Funeral Standards 1981
Jun 1, 1981
Interreligious Relations 1981
Jun 1, 1981
Jewish Education 1981
Jun 1, 1981
Kashrut 1981
Jun 1, 1981
Medical Ethics 1981
Jun 1, 1981
Raoul Wallenberg 1981
Jun 1, 1981
RCA 1981
Jun 1, 1981
Soviet Jewish Emigres
Jun 1, 1981
The Administration of the U.S. 1981
Jun 1, 1981
The Jewish Community 1981
Jun 1, 1981
The Sancta of Jewish Life 1981
Jun 1, 1981
Jun 1, 1981
Yeshiva University 1981
Jun 1, 1981
Soviet Jewry 1981
Jan 1, 1981
The Holocaust 1981
Jun 1, 1959
Kashrusth Commission Resolution 1959

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