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Some Issues in the Community Center's Role in Community Development and Organization

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Publication Date: June 1979

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

Author(s): Louis Berkowitz

Series: Journal of Jewish Communal Service, 55-4

Special Collection: Berman Jewish Policy Archive

Topic: Culture and religion (Religion and religious groups)
Social conditions (Community life and organization)

Keywords: Community Centers; Jewish Outreach; Diversity

Type: Report


The author examines the evolving roles and functions of Jewish community centers around the world, and discusses commonalities that override the contextual variations among centers in different parts of the world. These commonalities include serving a diverse range of Jewish clients with a commitment to pluralism, outreach and opportunities for participation.

In Journal of Jewish Communal Service, v.55 no.4, Summer 1979.