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Publication Date: September 1983

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

Author(s): Charles Miller

Series: Journal of Jewish Communal Service, 60: 1

Special Collection: Berman Jewish Policy Archive

Topic: Culture and religion (Religion and religious groups)
Social conditions (Public welfare and social services)

Keywords: Jewish Organizations; Jewish Identification; Education

Type: Report

Coverage: United States


Our agencies have been established to render specific service function in response to certain specific human needs. Those functions have not, up to now, included the specific mission of strengthening Jewish identity. That objective has been poorly served because it has been dragged in through the back door of agency function, as an appendage, instead of being recognized as a function of primary importance to the future of Jewish life in this country.

In Journal of Jewish Communal Service, 60: 1.