Sectarian Services in the Crossfire of Current Problems

By Donald B. Hurwitz

Jewish Communal Service Association of North America (JCSA), National Conference of Jewish Communal Service, Summer 1970

In an America struggling with questions of race equality, the Jewish community must determine its policy with regard to non-Jewish representation in its communal leadership. To the extent that many Jewish agencies, especially health agencies, service the general population, non-Jewish board membership is understandable. However, Jewish agencies retain a basic responsibility to the Jewish community, and the author argues that Jews should have ultimate authority in discharging that responsibility. Thus, he defends a proposal for the Philadelphia federation wherein non-Jews may serve on the boards of Jewish agencies so long as the federation board (of which agency presidents are members) is entirely Jewish.

Topic: Communal Responsibility, Jewish Identification, Community Relations, Leadership

Name of Publication: Journal of Jewish Communal Service

Editor: Sherman, Sanford N.

Volume/Issue: Vol. 46/No. 4

Page Number(s): 291-296

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Genre: Conference Presentation

Coverage: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania , United States

Language: English

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Bibliographic Information:
Hurwitz, Donald B. Sectarian Services in the Crossfire of Current Problems. Journal of Jewish Communal Service. Jewish Communal Service Association of North America (JCSA),National Conference of Jewish Communal Service. Summer 1970: 291-296.


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