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The Challenge of Outreach: Turning On Turned Off Jews

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Publication Date: June 1980

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

Author(s): Richard J. Israel

Series: Journal of Jewish Communal Service, 56-4

Special Collection: Berman Jewish Policy Archive

Topic: Culture and religion (Religion and religious groups)

Keywords: Jewish identification; Jewish Organizations; Jewish Outreach

Type: Report

Coverage: United States


The author argues that effective outreach is not a matter of technical prowess or organizational structure, but rather of creating a warm, lively, engaged Jewish community that is passionate about Judaism. He reviews the unique roots of the American Jewish community and discusses the problems of Jewish identity faced consequently by the community's modern branches.

In Journal of Jewish Communal Service, v.56 no.4, Summer 1980.