Parallel Power Structures, Invisible Careers and the Changing Nature of American Jewish Women's Philanthropy

By Susan M. Chambré

Jewish Communal Service Association of North America (JCSA), Spring 2000

Although it has strong parallels to trends in the general society, Jewish women's philanthropy has also been distinctively Jewish. Two of its traditional functionsâ??serving as parallel power structures and as a context for invisible careersâ??need to be redefined in light of changing gender roles. This discussion suggests that the past and current role of Jewish women's philanthropy provide an important key to defining its future. Serving as an important cornerstone of Jewish civil society, women's organizations can continue to be sources of innovation that promote continuity.

Topic: Philanthropy and Fundraising, Development, Feminism, Fundraising and Philanthropy, Women

Name of Publication: Journal of Jewish Communal Service

Volume/Issue: Vol. 76/No. 3

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Genre: Article

Coverage: North America , United States

Language: English

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Chambré, Susan M. Parallel Power Structures, Invisible Careers and the Changing Nature of American Jewish Women's Philanthropy. Journal of Jewish Communal Service. Jewish Communal Service Association of North America (JCSA). Spring 2000: http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=2067


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