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The Jewish Family and Jewish Communal Service: A Crisis of Values

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Publication Date: September 1979

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

Author(s): Bernard Reisman

Series: Journal of Jewish Communal Service, 56-1

Special Collection: Berman Jewish Policy Archive

Topic: Culture and religion (Religion and religious groups)
Social conditions (Marriage and family life)

Keywords: Social patterns; Continuity; Family

Type: Report

Coverage: United States


The author examines changes that have occurred with the Jewish family over the past several generations. He argues that the family is the most effective vehicle for ensuring religious and cultural Jewish continuity, and argues that the Jewish communal field should forthrightly affirm confidence in the family, while helping families to adapt to new social realities.

In Journal of Jewish Communal Service, v.56 no.1, Fall 1979.