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The Role of the Y in Formal and Informal Jewish Education
By Percy Abrams
There is a divergence of opinions as to the proper role of the Y in Jewish education, with some feeling that Jewish education belongs in synagogues and Hebrew schools,while others believe that the Y should take an active role in the advancement of social and political causes; a third group understands the role of the Y to include strengthening the Jewish community. These various understandings of how the Y should operate go back to the earliest days of the Y movement. The authors postulate that a Y has a responsibility to provide informal Jewish education, while at the same time recognizing the diversity of opinions among Jewish life, making the Y a free and open place to examine these opinions. Such informal Jewish education should be provided in all of the Y's activities.
Name of Publication: Journal of Jewish Communal Service
Editor: Sherman, Sanford N.
Volume/Issue: Vol. 43/No. 4
Page Number(s): 318-326
Coverage: United States
Copyright Holder: Publisher
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Abrams, Percy. The Role of the Y in Formal and Informal Jewish Education. Journal of Jewish Communal Service. Jewish Communal Service Association of North America (JCSA),National Conference of Jewish Communal Service. Summer 1967: 318-326. http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=5117
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