The radical changes of the 1960s effected significant changes in the American Jewish and non-Jewish populations, and the Jewish Community Center (JCC) is poised to help Jews understand and respond to these changes in the 1970s. The author outlines a dozen areas where the JCC needs to shift its perspective and programming, including engagement of Jewish youth, reinvigoration of the Jewish family, strengthening of ties among world Jewry, and addressing the pressing social needs of the wider society. The Jewish community must be one that is confident in its own identity yet ready to fight for the wellbeing of its non-Jewish neighbors, and the community center can bring this message to Jews by providing profound experiential education and programming.
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Solender, Sanford. Contemporary Issues Affecting Future Jewish Community Center Planning. Journal of Jewish Communal Service. Jewish Communal Service Association of North America (JCSA),National Conference of Jewish Communal Service. Winter 1969: