Publication Date: January 2001
Publisher: Steinhardt Foundation for Jewish Life
Author(s): Joshua Elkin; Naava Frank; Ron Wolfson
Research Area: Culture and religion
Keywords: Jewish organizations; Educators; Higher Education; Professional Development
Coverage: United States
This issue of Contact discusses the personnel crisis affecting the American Jewish communal profession. Rabbi Joshua Elkin and Dr. Naava Frank discuss day school personnel. Dr. Ron Wolfson advocates the creation of a Jewish version of Teach for America. Rabbi Ramie Arian discusses staffing Jewish overnight camps. Dr. Robert Chazan discusses the university as a potential training ground for a Jewish professional elite, and New York University's new programs designed to achieve that end. Also included are articles by Mirele Goldsmith, Herb Tobin, Melanie Sasson, and Nitzan Pelman.