Supporting and Enhancing Family Life Through the Jewish Community Center

By Bernard Warach

Jewish Communal Service Association of North America (JCSA), National Conference of Jewish Communal Service, Summer 1969

Since most Jewish Community Center (JCC) members joined as a family, the center has great potential to shape and influence the Jewish family of the late 1960s. The author suggests that JCCs dedicate themselves to family-oriented programs much more comprehensively than in previous generations. He recommends assignment of permanent staff members whose responsibility is to interact with and support Jewish families, reorientation of centers from individuals to families, and focus on both "normal" families as well as families in crisis, families with handicapped members, and families with only a single parent. Ultimately, the Jewish center should aid the Jewish family in raising children in two cultures by providing education and positive models of Jewish community life.

Topic: Continuity, Jewish Community Centers (JCCs), Jewish Content, Family, Jewish Continuity, Community Centers

Name of Publication: Journal of Jewish Communal Service

Editor: Sherman, Sanford N.

Volume/Issue: Vol. 45/No. 4

Page Number(s): 335-348

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Genre: Conference Presentation

Coverage: United States

Language: English

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Warach, Bernard. Supporting and Enhancing Family Life Through the Jewish Community Center. Journal of Jewish Communal Service. Jewish Communal Service Association of North America (JCSA),National Conference of Jewish Communal Service. Summer 1969: 335-348. http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=4165


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