Discussion: The Impact on the Jewish Community of the Struggle for Equal Rights

By Frank Fierman

Jewish Communal Service Association of North America (JCSA), National Conference of Jewish Communal Service, Fall 1966

The author discusses "The Impact on the Jewish Community of the Struggle for Equal Rights," also found in this issue of the journal. He highlights how most Jewish Community Centers have moved toward an open policy in terms of serving a larger community while maintaining the core commitment to Jewish constituents. The piece also questions what kind of new role centers can play with more open policies that may change who controls Jewish centers as well as who receives the services they provide. The piece also specifically explores what it might mean for Centers to have a particular role within civil rights movement while continuing to devote itself to Jewish purposes. The discussion concludes by affirming the importance of Centers in taking policy positions and to continue to partner with other groups to support efforts promoting equals rights.

Topic: Civil Rights, Jewish Community Centers, Sectarianism, Jewish Communal Service, Community Relations, Community Centers

Name of Publication: Journal of Jewish Communal Service

Editor: Sherman, Sanford N.

Volume/Issue: Vol. 43/No. 1

Page Number(s): 34-37

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Genre: Report

Coverage: United States

Language: English

Copyright Holder: Publisher

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Bibliographic Information:
Fierman, Frank. Discussion: The Impact on the Jewish Community of the Struggle for Equal Rights. Journal of Jewish Communal Service. Jewish Communal Service Association of North America (JCSA),National Conference of Jewish Communal Service. Fall 1966: 34-37. http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=4822


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