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From Challenge to Opportunity: To Build Inspired Communities

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Publication Date: November 1995

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

Author(s): John S. Ruskay

Series: Journal of Jewish Communal Service 72-1/2

Special Collection: Berman Jewish Policy Archive

Topic: Culture and religion (Religion and religious groups)

Keywords: Jewish Organizations; Community Building; Allocations

Type: Report

Coverage: United States


Federations can respond most effectively to the challenge of continuity by providing greater resources to enable the transformation of local institutions into compelling Jewish communities. Only such inspired communities will engage marginal Jews and motivate them to begin the journey of Jewish living and learning. Synagogues, JCCs, Hillels, and Jewish summer camps are of particular significance in the creation of compelling communities.

In Journal of Jewish Communal Service, v.72 no.1-2, Fall/Winter 1995/1996.