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Publication Date: September 2002

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

Author(s): Alisa Rubin Kurshan

Series: Journal of Jewish Communal Service, 79-1

Special Collection: Berman Jewish Policy Archive

Topic: Culture and religion (Religion and religious groups)

Keywords: Jewish Organizations; Community Building; Leadership

Type: Report

Coverage: United States


For much of the past century, the Jewish community required facilitative leadership using the skills of building consensus and rallying the people. Although those skills are still necessary, Jewish institutions today demand visionary leadership, in which professionals articulate and advocate a vision of where they want the institution to go. Informed debate among broad segments of the community is key to the effectiveness of visionary leadership.

In Journal of Jewish Communal Service, v.79 no.1, Fall 2002.