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A Jewish Philosophy for the JCC Movement - An Invitation to a Discussion on Jewish Peoplehood, Pluralism, Living, and Learning

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Publication Date: January 1999

Publisher(s): JCC Association

Author(s): Steven M. Cohen; Barry Chazan

Special Collection: Berman Jewish Policy Archive

Topic: Culture and religion (Religion and religious groups)
Social conditions (Social values)

Keywords: American Jews; Jewish Organizations; Communal Organization

Type: Report

Coverage: United States


Should the Jewish Community Centers in North America adopt an explicit "Jewish philosophy?" To what extent are elements of a JCC Jewish philosophy already in place? What would be its implications? What would it look like? This document aims to encourage JCC leaders to intensify their discussions of these and related questions. This paper calls for a concerted discussion of ICC philosophy by the most senior volunteer and professional JCC leaders.