Restructuring Jewish Organizations and Rebuilding Jewish Community


Publication Date: January 1997

Publisher: Jewish Communal Service Association of North America

Author(s): Gary A. Tobin

Research Area: Culture and religion; Social conditions

Keywords: Family; Jewish Organizations; Jewish Continuity

Type: Report

Coverage: United States


The Jewish community requires one agency that is devoted to the family. Serious attention has to be paid to creating Jewish families, helping Jewish families be Jewish, and providing communal supports for Jewish families. Jewish Family Service agencies must become new institutions if they are going to serve the Jewish community properly. They cannot be in the business of counseling, crisis management, or system maintenance. They have to be leaders in reinforcing what traditionally has been the most important institution in Jewish life, the family.

In Journal of Jewish Communal Service, v.73 no.2/3, Winter/Spring 1996/1997.