UAHC's Alex Schindler Letter to President Clinton


838 Fifth Avenue New York, NY 10021-7064 (212) 249 0100

August 19, 1994
12 Elul 5754

President William J. Clinton
The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20500

Dear Mr. President:

With the matter of Jonathan Pollard's clemency petition soon to be brought to your attention once more, and knowing that he will be eligible for parole next year, I write once again to urge your serious review of his situation.

The November 1993 Biennial Assembly of the Union of American Hebrew Congregations, at which delegates of our more than 850 Reform Synagogues and 1.3 million Reform Jews of the United States and Canada, overwhelmingly passed a resolution urging that Jonathan Pollard's sentence be commuted to time already served. At that time, I wrote to you and requested your serious consideration of his case. Jonathan has already been incarcerated for a much longer period of time than would represent a typical sentence for an offense comparable to his.

Once again, I implore you to contemplate the Pollard case with great care and compassion. As a matter of fact, you might wish to consider endorsing the granting of parole when he becomes eligible for such action next year.

With kindest greetings, I am


Alexander M. Schindler