The Challenge to Jewish Purposes of Communal Agencies in the Light of Evolving Public Policies and Trends

By Isaac Franck

Jewish Communal Service Association of North America (JCSA), National Conference of Jewish Communal Service, Fall 1968

Although America at the end of the 1960s seems to some to be on the brink of revolution, the author believes that the American community can push through its current crises. By refocusing its sights on the Jewish vision of justice, the American Jewish community can participate and help direct this corrective course of American progress. Whereas Jews in the shtetls of Eastern Europe could care only for themselves; whereas the Jews of the contemporary Soviet Union could care for no one at all since there were no institutions whatsoever; whereas the Jews of Israel face unprecedented challenges in being a majority power in control of minority populations, the American Jewish community is poised to work both for itself and for the "outside." By emphasizing Jewish values internally and advocating for those values in the broader community, American Jews can contribute to the general society, fully realizing the vision of Judaism's ancient prophets.

Topic: Social Justice, Communal Responsibility, Jewish Communal Service, Public Policy

Name of Publication: Journal of Jewish Communal Service

Editor: Sherman, Sanford N.

Volume/Issue: Vol. 45/No. 1

Page Number(s): 17-25

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Genre: Conference Presentation

Coverage: United States

Language: English

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Franck, Isaac. The Challenge to Jewish Purposes of Communal Agencies in the Light of Evolving Public Policies and Trends. Journal of Jewish Communal Service. Jewish Communal Service Association of North America (JCSA),National Conference of Jewish Communal Service. Fall 1968: 17-25. http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=4214


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