Excellence in Practice: An Examination of the Field of Jewish Communal Service from the Standpoint of the Professional
Publication Date: January 2004
Publisher(s): Jewish Communal Service Association of North America
Author(s): Howard Rieger
Keywords: Leadership; Jewish Organizations; Professionalism
Coverage: United States
Our mandate to meet human needs from a Jewish and a communal perspective certainly can be enhanced if our organizations are well run and efficient. A solid business model that is based on meaningful fiduciary oversight and accountability is a valuable addition to a field that years ago assumed such accountability was neither necessary, appropriate, nor possible. So, how far can this model carry us in our quest for excellence?