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Sulam: A Ladder for Women in Jewish Communal Service

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Publication Date: January 2004

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

Author(s): Eve Nagy

Series: Journal of Jewish Communal Service, 80:1

Special Collection: Berman Jewish Policy Archive

Topic: Labor (Employment and labor supply)
Population and demographics (Women)

Keywords: Gender; Jewish Organizations; Employment

Type: Report

Coverage: United States


The dramatic rise in women's employment over the last few decades has generated substantial discussion of the imbalance between parenthood, especially motherhood, and career growth and development. Some businesses have taken the initiative to develop "family-friendly policies" aimed at attracting and retaining female workers. Many other organizations, including those in the Jewish community, do not have formal policies in place. Yet, recognizing that women do bear greater responsibility for family matters, "organizations will face increasing pressure to do something to support, rather than undermine family life."