Current Thinking on the Objectives of Jewish Community Organization

By Maurice B. Pekarsky

Jewish Communal Service Association of North America (JCSA), National Conference of Jewish Social Welfare, December 1950

The author argues that three approaches to the nature of the Jewish community compete on the American Jewish scene: the reconstructionist (based on Mordecai Kaplan's ideas); the religionist approach based on synagogue life; and the functional approach, centered on community councils, federations, and other such central organizations. He examines these approaches, each in light of the others.

Topic: Peoplehood, Jewish Content, Jewish Identification, Reconstructionist Judaism, Jewish Organizations, Religious Denominations

Name of Publication: The Jewish Social Service Quarterly

Editor: Aptekar, Herbert H.

Volume/Issue: Vol. 27/No. 2

Page Number(s): 148-152

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Genre: Conference Presentation

Coverage: United States

Language: English

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Pekarsky, Maurice B. Current Thinking on the Objectives of Jewish Community Organization. The Jewish Social Service Quarterly. Jewish Communal Service Association of North America (JCSA),National Conference of Jewish Social Welfare. December 1950: 148-152. http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=5769


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