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Jewish Leadership and the Jewish Renaissance: New Challenges for Leadership Development

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Publication Date: December 1998

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

Author(s): Jonathan S. Woocher

Series: Journal of Jewish Communal Service, 75-2

Special Collection: Berman Jewish Policy Archive

Topic: Culture and religion (Religion and religious groups)
Education (Curriculum)

Keywords: Community Development; Jewish Education; Professionalism

Type: Report

Coverage: United States


Today, the core affirmation of Jewish leadership development programs is that those who aspire to Jewish leadership must be Jewishly literate. However, Jewish literacy alone is not sufficient to guarantee effective leadership. The curriculum therefore should encompass what leaders need to know and experience to enable them to build vibrant Jewish communities, thereby allowing others to participate in the processes of Jewish growth.

In Journal of Jewish Communal Service, v.75 no.2, Winter 1998.