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Publication Date: January 1966

Publisher(s): Rabbinical Council of America

Author(s): Charles S. Liebman

Special Collection: Berman Jewish Policy Archive

Topic: Culture and religion (Religion and religious groups)

Keywords: American Jews; Religious denominations; Jewish organizations

Type: Report

Coverage: United States

Abstract:

In recent years, the "non-denominational" or even "non-sectarian" Jewish community center has been the subject of much controversy. The nature of the relationship of the Orthodox community vis-à-vis an avowedly religiously neutral institution is discussed in the following exchange between Prof. Charles Liebman and Graenum Berger, consultant on community centers and camps to the Federation of Jewish Philanthropies of New York.