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Publication Date: January 1992

Publisher(s): Jewish Communal Service Association of North America

Author(s): David Dubin

Series: Journal of Jewish Communal Service, 68:4

Special Collection: Berman Jewish Policy Archive

Topic: Culture and religion (Religion and religious groups)

Keywords: Jewish Identification; Outreach; Religion

Type: Report

Coverage: United States


Jewish lay leadership activity does not convey nor transmit a strong Jewish commitment to the next generation. Therefore, our professional goals in working with lay leaders must go beyond the assignment of tasks to a greater emphasis on Jewish education and ideology. Encouraging collateral activity—Jewish observance and study—will maximize the personal impact of community service and give it sustaining power.