Ensuring that people with disabilities are welcome and may participate fully in the Jewish and the broader secular communities has long been a priority of Reform Jewish advocacy. Our first resolution supporting disability rights is more than 30 years old and since then the Union for Reform Judaism, the CCAR and the CSA have each passed numerous resolutions on the issue of disabilities. Most recently, the URJ passed a resolution on Special Needs Camping (2009), resolving to:
Some of the other Reform Movement resolutions include:
Union for Reform Judaism
As part of the Interfaith Disability Advocacy Coalition, the Union for Reform Judaism has signed the coalition's Statement of Solidarity by the Religious Community Around Employment of People with Disabilities. The URJ encourages its congregations and affiliates to sign the Statement of Solidarity, which will be open for signatures through September 30, 2011. The Statement is available on the American Association of People with Disabilities website.