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JCC and Synagogue: Creating American Jewish Community

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Publication Date: October 1998

Publisher(s): JCC Association

Author(s): Riv-Ellen Prell

Special Collection: Berman Jewish Policy Archive

Topic: Culture and religion (Religion and religious groups)

Keywords: Jewish Organizations; Community Development; Congregations; Community Centers

Type: Report

Coverage: United States

Abstract:

The author examines and compares the institution of the synagogue with the institution of the Jewish community center in order to better understand how and why Jewish institutions serve as a source of community. She describes the unique roles and functions of each.