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Toward a Definition of Tomorrow's Jewish Community Center

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Publication Date: December 1982

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

Author(s): Percy Abrams

Series: Journal of Jewish Communal Service, 59:2

Special Collection: Berman Jewish Policy Archive

Topic: Social conditions (Community life and organization)

Keywords: Jewish Organizations; Organizational Development; Jewish Education

Type: Report

Coverage: United States


The Center movement started with small literary organizations designed to meet social and intellectual needs. These organizations evolved into building-centered institutions serving the whole community. The author predicts that the emphasis will shift towards the development of an ideology providing a generic base for Mass Jewish education. The Center will maintain its traditionally "neutral"—that is, non-denominational—stance.

In Journal of Jewish Communal Service, 59:2.