Lay Leadership and Jewish Identity

Publication Date: January 1992

Publisher: Jewish Communal Service Association of North America

Author(s): David Dubin

Research Area: Culture and religion

Keywords: Jewish Identification; Outreach; Religion

Type: Report

Coverage: United States


Jewish lay leadership activity does not convey nor transmit a strong Jewish commitment to the next generation. Therefore, our professional goals in working with lay leaders must go beyond the assignment of tasks to a greater emphasis on Jewish education and ideology. Encouraging collateral activity—Jewish observance and study—will maximize the personal impact of community service and give it sustaining power.