Jewish Communal Services and the American Scene

By George W. Rabinoff

Jewish Communal Service Association of North America (JCSA), National Conference of Jewish Communal Service, Fall 1959

This piece explores the role of Jewish communal services within the American scene of the mid-twentieth century. The author looks at how Jewish social services have evolved over time with noticeable differences between sectarian and cultural lines of involvement as well as emerging issues of rising costs and resistance to discarding older programs. The piece makes note of the emergence of the international sector as a major source of activity and in particular the role of Israel. The author concludes by asserting that the future of Jewish communal services will lie within the evolution of community relations and Jewish education and that Jews most focus their resources, competence and special interests within these areas.

Topic: Social Services, Sectarianism, Allocations, Community Relations, Jewish Organizations

Name of Publication: Journal of Jewish Communal Service

Editor: Sherman, Sanford N.

Volume/Issue: Vol. 36/No. 1

Page Number(s): 4-13

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Genre: Article

Coverage: United States

Language: English

Copyright Holder: Publisher

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Bibliographic Information:
Rabinoff, George W. Jewish Communal Services and the American Scene. Journal of Jewish Communal Service. Jewish Communal Service Association of North America (JCSA),National Conference of Jewish Communal Service. Fall 1959: 4-13.


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