The Agenda Reconsidered

By Eli Ginzberg

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

The author broadly outlines problems facing the American Jewish community in 1949, and new problems which have arisen since. He evaluates the strengths and weaknesses of various sectors of the Jewish communal world, including Jewish hospitals and medical schools, elderly services, family and children's services, vocational services, community relations, Jewish centers and camps, Jewish education, and the relationship to the wider community. The author believes the discontinuity between modern American Jewry and its forebears two generations before it is so stark that Judaism's continuity, commitment and relationship has been greatly dissipated. He concludes that the hard-core orthodox will really determine whether Judaism will survive in the United States.

Topic: Continuity, Social Services, Orthodox Judaism, Jewish Organizations, Community Development, Modernity, Jewish Continuity

Name of Publication: Journal of Jewish Communal Service

Editor: Sherman, Sanford N.

Volume/Issue: Vol. 42/No. 3

Page Number(s): 274-282

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Genre: Conference Presentation

Coverage: United States

Language: English

Copyright Holder: Publisher

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Bibliographic Information:
Ginzberg, Eli. The Agenda Reconsidered. Journal of Jewish Communal Service. Jewish Communal Service Association of North America (JCSA),National Conference of Jewish Communal Service. Spring 1966: 274-282.


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