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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


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.