Lay Leadership in Jewish Education: Recruitment, Retention, and Development


Publication Date: June 1999

Publisher: Jewish Communal Service Association of North America

Author(s): Pearl Beck

Research Area: Education; Social conditions

Keywords: Jewish Organizations; Jewish Continuity; Volunteerism

Type: Report

Coverage: United States


The study had these goals: (1) to descriptively profile the current Jewish education lay leadership, (2) to identify the factors that motivate lay people to become involved and to remain productively involved with Jewish educational institutions, (3) to identify challenges to effective board functioning, and (4) to recommend strategies for recruiting capable lay leaders, for sustaining their involvement in Jewish educational institutions, and for strengthening board functioning.

In Journal of Jewish Communal Service, v.75 no.4, Summer 1999.