Future Jewish Family Agency Boards - Sectarian or Non-sectarian?

By Jerry Grossfeld

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

In the light of Urban League studies showing under-representation of blacks and other minorities in voluntary social welfare programs in Seattle, the executive director of Jewish Family and Child Service in Seattle addresses the issue of whether blacks should serve on the board of a Jewish agency. Approaching the question from the perspective of the challenge of Jewish continuity in the modern world, the author concludes that inclusion of blacks is clearly in conflict with the aim of the agency. While the agency serves a large non-Jewish clientele, agency control should be in Jewish hands, in order to maintain the fundamentally sectarian nature of the institution.

Topic: Black-Jewish Relations, Continuity, Jewish Communal Service, Community Relations, Jewish Continuity

Name of Publication: Journal of Jewish Communal Service

Editor: Sherman, Sanford N.

Volume/Issue: Vol. 47/No.2

Page Number(s): 136-138

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Genre: Article

Coverage: Seattle, Washington

Language: English

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Grossfeld, Jerry. Future Jewish Family Agency Boards - Sectarian or Non-sectarian?. Journal of Jewish Communal Service. Jewish Communal Service Association of North America (JCSA),National Conference of Jewish Communal Service. Winter 1970: 136-138. http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=4644


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