JCC and Synagogue: Creating American Jewish Community

Publication Date: October 1998

Publisher: JCC Association

Author(s): Riv-Ellen Prell

Research Area: Culture and religion

Keywords: Jewish Organizations; Community Development; Congregations; Community Centers

Type: Report

Coverage: United States


The author examines and compares the institution of the synagogue with the institution of the Jewish community center in order to better understand how and why Jewish institutions serve as a source of community. She describes the unique roles and functions of each.