American Movements – Bioethical Statements and Resources

Diverse Jewish Approaches to Bioethics: Part II: A Spectrum of Views
By Miryam Z. Wahrman, Ph.D. from

JUF Genetic Supplement

Conservative Movement

The United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism
Genetic Testing, Discrimination, and the Jewish Community


See articles on Halachic Issues or Overview of Halachic Issues.

Union of American Hebrew Congregations/Reform Movement

The UAHC Department of Jewish Family Concerns
633 Third Avenue
New York, NY 10017
(212) 650-4294 fax: (212) 650-4239
UAHC Bioethics Section:

Position Statement on Breast Cancer, Genetic Testing, and Health Insurance Discrimination
Resolution Adopted by the General Assembly
Union of American Hebrew Congregations
October 29-November 2, 1997 Dallas;=1997

Bioethics Position Statements
Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism
Issue in Focus: Bio-Ethics

For more information visit: Union of American Hebrew Congregations (UAHC)

Reconstructionist Movement/Reconstructionist
Rabbinical Association

At this time, no formal position statements have been made.