The author examines the problems inherent in the laudable concept of the Jewish community school: namely, the critical differences in basic values, goals and beliefs between religious education as undertaken by the different denominations, and the undesirability of creating a single school system that excises all ideological values, commitments and beliefs in favor of a watered-down neutrality. Rather, the author advocates the creation of an integrated system of community schools, in which funding is shared, non-ideological policies and administrative function are shared, and a common destiny and purpose are shared, while individual schools take autonomous charge of ideological commitment. Such a system would foster unity through shared purpose, the author explains, while building a strong pluralism within a community of diversely committed Jews.
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Diamond, Joseph. For an Integrated Community School System. Journal of Jewish Communal Service. Jewish Communal Service Association of North America (JCSA),National Conference of Jewish Communal Service. Spring 1963: