Our Jewish Renaissance: Reflections and Renewal


Publication Date: January 1986

Publisher: Conference of Jewish Communal Service (U.S.)

Author(s): David Dubin

Research Area: Culture and religion

Keywords: American Jews; Jewish Education; Jewish Identification

Type: Report

Coverage: United States


While we struggle with definitions as to who we are —Jewish Center professionals, Jewish communal professionals, social workers, educators, and so forth, one constant remains: That our primary purpose and indivisible commitment are to exercise whatever skills we possess, in whatever form our individuality determines, to help people feel greater confidence and joy as Jews with programs that illuminate learning, teach the beauty and balance of our values, savor the sanctity and sweetness of our Sabbath, invite the exhilarating celebration of our customs, and perhaps, most of all, communicate a faith that life has more meaning with every incremental act of Jewish living.