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"Making" Jewish Leaders

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Publication Date: January 1987

Publisher(s): Conference of Jewish Communal Service (U.S.)

Series: Journal of Jewish Communal Service, 64:1

Special Collection: Berman Jewish Policy Archive

Topic: Culture and religion (Religion and religious groups)

Keywords: World Jews, Jewish Organizations, Leadership

Type: Report

Coverage: United States


The human diversity among the leaders of Jewish organizations is tied together with the thread of altruism. While they may differ in personality, style and physical appearance, the central unifying characteristic of the Jewish leaders is perhaps best summed up by the rabbinic dictum, "Great is learning if it leads to practice. "