Two major areas of crisis face the 1969 Jewish community: the city and the campus. The urban crisis poses significant challenges to the Jewish community, which remains polarized on issues of civil rights vs. Jewish concerns and which often feels discouraged by black rejection of cooperation. The crisis on college campuses is a challenge being addressed by both federations and Hillels, without collaboration, though its roots lie in the formative years of Jewish education. In this stormy climate, the critical role of the federation professional is to locate, identify, and define areas where particular Jewish interests coincide with universal Jewish values in such a way as to facilitate reengagement of the Jewish community in addressing national concerns.
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Hochbaum, Jerry. The Federation Executive and Our Contemporary Crises: Resistances, Rationalizations and Professional Responsibilties. Journal of Jewish Communal Service. Jewish Communal Service Association of North America (JCSA),National Conference of Jewish Communal Service. Winter 1969: