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Contact: The Journal of the Jewish Life Network / Steinhardt Foundation -- The Looming Crisis in Personnel

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Publication Date: January 2001

Publisher(s): Steinhardt Foundation for Jewish Life

Author(s): Joshua Elkin; Naava Frank; Ron Wolfson

Series: Contact: The Journal of the Jewish Life Network / Steinhardt Foundation, Eli Valley (ed), vol.3, no.

Special Collection: Berman Jewish Policy Archive

Topic: Culture and religion (Religion and religious groups)

Keywords: Jewish organizations; Educators; Higher Education; Professional Development

Type: Other

Coverage: United States


This issue of Contact discusses the personnel crisis affecting the American Jewish communal profession. Rabbi Joshua Elkin and Dr. Naava Frank discuss day school personnel. Dr. Ron Wolfson advocates the creation of a Jewish version of Teach for America. Rabbi Ramie Arian discusses staffing Jewish overnight camps. Dr. Robert Chazan discusses the university as a potential training ground for a Jewish professional elite, and New York University's new programs designed to achieve that end. Also included are articles by Mirele Goldsmith, Herb Tobin, Melanie Sasson, and Nitzan Pelman.