The present wave of popularity of culture in the United States is a long overdue and welcome phenomenon. It promises much for a more enlightened society, but also carries with it, its own
seeds of deterioration. Caught in the mammoth embrace of popular approval, culture and the artist may be smothered or lost in the debasement which massive popularity may bring about. Implicit in this situation is a considerable challenge for education, leisure time and social group work agencies like the Jewish Community Center which pursue and disseminate culture in all its aspects. Cultivation of the arts also has farreaching implications for the furtherance of center goals. The author examines several facets that are particularly relevant to the professional worker and administrator in the Jewish center field, and indicates some hazards and opportunities implicit in this situation.
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Greifer, Julian L. The Cultural Renaissance: A Challenge to the Center. Journal of Jewish Communal Service. Jewish Communal Service Association of North America (JCSA),National Conference of Jewish Communal Service. Fall 1963: