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The New "Unique Function" of the Jewish Community Center

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Publication Date: March 1979

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

Author(s): Morris Levin

Series: Journal of Jewish Communal Service, 55-3

Special Collection: Berman Jewish Policy Archive

Topic: Culture and religion (Religion and religious groups)

Keywords: Jewish Organizations; Community Centers

Type: Report

Coverage: United States


The author advocates abandoning the ideal expressed in Sanford Solender's 1955 paper "The Unique Function of the Jewish Community Center," arguing that in fact the Jewish Community Center (JCC) does not provide any unique functions, nor need it do so. Rather, he argues, the JCC is another agency in a complex of agencies, all committed to the same objectives, each utilizing similar and separate methods, each desiring to serve the total Jewish community, and each recognizing that the person needs to be served in a holistic way.

In Journal of Jewish Communal Service, v.55 no.3, Spring 1979.