The Arts and the Jewish Community Center: Transmitting Jewish Culture
Publication Date: June 1997
Publisher(s): Jewish Communal Service Association of North America
Author(s): S. Morton Altman
Series: Journal of Jewish Communal Service 73-4
Special Collection: Berman Jewish Policy Archive
Keywords: Jewish Culture; Jewish Organizations; Informal Jewish Education
The Arts can be a powerful vehicle for strengthening Jewish identity, transmitting Jewish culture, and for creating or re-creating Jewish memories if Arts programming is based on Jewish themes and is interactive. However, most Jewish Community Centers (JCCs) devote only limited resources to the Arts. This article presents a model for transmitting Jewish culture through the Arts that enables JCCs to use their resources most effectively.
In Journal of Jewish Communal Service, v.73 no.4, Summer 1997.