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Contact: The Journal of the Jewish Life Network / Steinhardt Foundation -- Jewish Service

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Publication Date: January 1999

Publisher(s): Steinhardt Foundation for Jewish Life

Author(s): Sara Paasche-Orlow; Rachel E. Saifer; Jennifer Walper

Series: Contact: The Journal of the Jewish Life Network / Steinhardt Foundation, Niles Goldstein (ed), vol.1

Special Collection: Berman Jewish Policy Archive

Topic: Culture and religion (Religion and religious groups)

Keywords: Identity Formation; Values; Volunteerism; Jewish Engagement

Type: Other


This issue of Contact explores the idea of service in Jewish life. Jennifer Walper shares a typical day as a volunteer with AVODAH, the Jewish Service Corps. Ruth Messinger describes how her organization, American Jewish World Service, affirms the Jewish obligations of imitating the ways of God and repairing the world. Rabbi Yitzchak Rosenbaum describes the institutional benefits reaped by the intelligent use of volunteers, as demonstrated by his organization, the National Jewish Outreach Program. Also included are articles by Rabbi Sara Paasche-Orlow, Rachel E. Saifer, and Rabbi Steven H. Golden.