The Case for Jewish Political Studies in the Field of Jewish Communal Service

Publication Date: January 1993

Publisher: Jewish Communal Service Association of North America

Author(s): Daniel J. Elazar; Gerald B. Bubis

Research Area: Culture and religion; Education; Social conditions

Keywords: Education; Communal Organization; Social Services

Type: Report

Coverage: United States


Sound professional training and continuing education for Jewish communal service must incorporate elements of Jewish political studies. By showing the connection between past and present Jewish experience and by relating both to issues of communal organization, process, and policy, Jewish political studies integrates the professional skill development and Jewish studies components of Jewish communal service training programs. Several contexts for incorporating Jewish political studies into graduate and continuing education programs are presented.