The Case for Jewish Political Studies in the Field of Jewish Communal Service
Publication Date: January 1993
Publisher(s): Jewish Communal Service Association of North America
Series: Journal of Jewish Communal Service, 69:2/3
Special Collection: Berman Jewish Policy Archive
Keywords: Education; Communal Organization; Social Services
Coverage: United States
Sound professional training and continuing education for Jewish communal service must incorporate elements of Jewish political studies. By showing the connection between past and present Jewish experience and by relating both to issues of communal organization, process, and policy, Jewish political studies integrates the professional skill development and Jewish studies components of Jewish communal service training programs. Several contexts for incorporating Jewish political studies into graduate and continuing education programs are presented.