The Jewish Communal Service Association and the Advancement of Women in Jewish Communal Service

Publication Date: January 1995

Publisher: Jewish Communal Service Association of North America

Author(s): Gerald H. Silverstein; Rachel E. Tannenbaum

Research Area: Business; Population and demographics

Keywords: American Jews; Communal Organization; Feminism

Type: Report

Coverage: United States


Since the presentation of a survey to the 1977 Annual Conference that documented the widespread underrepresentation of women in executive positions, the JCSA Subcommittee on Women's Issues has not only brought to pubhc attention the unequal opportunities for women but has also developed a mentoring program to better prepare women for executive positions. Since 1990, a major session on women in Jewish communal service has been presented at each Annual Conference, and currently mentors and mentees are currently working together.