Members of Reform Jewish synagogues urged to donate income tax rebates to charity

Posted: Friday, June 15, 2001

NEW YORK (AP) -- The Union of American Hebrew Congregations, which opposed President Bush's tax-cut plan, is urging members of its 900 Reform synagogues to donate their tax rebate checks to charity.

The synagogues and their members will decide whether and where to donate.

Rabbi Eric H. Yoffie, president of the synagogue union, suggested that contributors give special attention to areas ''adversely affected by the new federal budget,'' including ''programs for the needy, reproductive rights, the environment'' and groups promoting separation of church and state.


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