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Defining the Relationship: The Federation/Jewish Community Relations Council Connection

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Publication Date: January 1994

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

Author(s): Steven F. Windmueller

Series: Journal of Jewish Communal Service, 71:1

Special Collection: Berman Jewish Policy Archive

Topic: Social conditions (Community life and organization)
Social conditions (Associations and meetings)

Keywords: Management; Communal Organization

Type: Report

Coverage: United States


The merging of shared concerns between the federation and community relations field has grown over the past three decades. However, at times, areas of tension have arisen over different approaches to these concerns, particularly in communities where Jewish community relations councils are independent federation agencies. This article recommends ways in which federation and JCRCs can work together in a positive partnership.