Achieving Jewish Substance: Developing Bridges Between Jewish Objectives and Practice


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Publisher: Jewish Communal Service Association of North America

Author(s): David Dubin

Research Area: Culture and religion

Keywords: Jewish Youth; Social Services; Jewish Identification

Type: Report

Coverage: United States


This article explains the difficulty, particularly for youth, in attaining a highly enriched Jewish quality of life. It describes the barriers that many Jews face when attempting to establish a substantive Jewish identity. The article lays out four specific issues that may act as a hindrance to achieving a life enriched with Jewish values: the constant struggle between Jewish objectives and professional ideology, issues with religious ideology, a divergence in attitudes, and a lack of quality of Jewish staff.

In Journal of Jewish Communal Service, 52:1.