Teaching Undergraduates About Jewish Communal Agencies: The Case for Experience-Based Learning

Publication Date: March 1975

Publisher: Jewish Communal Service Association of North America

Author(s): Sue Klarreich

Research Area: Education

Keywords: Higher Education; Organizational Development; Jewish Organizations

Type: Report

Coverage: Ohio


The author describes three programs instituted by Jewish Vocational Services of Cleveland, OH, to help undergraduate students to decide whether Jewish communal service would be a good career for them. The programs are: an Intercession Mini-course; a Sociology Practicum in Jewish Social Agencies; and a summer internship program. What makes these programs useful, the author argues, is their experiential, on-site learning.