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The Jewish Component in Jewish Communal Service— from Theory to Practice.

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Publication Date: March 1980

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

Author(s): Gerald B. Bubis

Series: Journal of Jewish Communal Service, 56-3

Special Collection: Berman Jewish Policy Archive

Topic: Culture and religion (Religion and religious groups)

Keywords: Jewish Organizations; Jewish Content; Jewish identification

Type: Report

Coverage: United States


The author examines the inseparability of Jewishness from Jewish communal practice, if that practice is to endure. He concludes that Jewish professionals ought to be thoroughly knowledgeable in Jewish ideas, Jewish history, and Jewish culture. The author further argues that all decisions regarding the allocation of limited communal funds should be made on the basis not only of what is good for Jews as individuals, but also on the basis of what is good for the long-term Jewishness of the community.

In Journal of Jewish Communal Service, v.56 no.3, Spring 1980.