Violence Against Women: Position

Position of the Reform Movement

The Union for Reform Judaism (URJ), according to its 1991 resolution "Violence Against Women," supports the "promotion of vigorous enforcement of existing laws prohibiting all forms of violence against women.... [and] promotes the formation and governmental funding of local programs to aid women who are survivors of violence and to prevent further violence." The CCAR passed a comparable "Violence Against Women" resolution in 1990.

The Women of Reform Judaism (WRJ) have long been at the forefront of working to eliminate domestic violence. In 1983 WRJ passed a resolution urging temple Sisterhoods to "work in concert with other organizations to provide a variety of services such as shelters, counseling, food, clothing and jobs for the victims of spouse, child, or family abuse."


Resolution on Violence Against Women (1990)
Resolution on Domestic Violence (1990)
Resolution on Women's Health (1993)

Resolution on Violence Against Women (1991)

​WRJ Resolution on Crimes Against Women (1991)