Developing a Liturgy for the Jewish Communal Profession

Publication Date: January 2004

Publisher: Jewish Communal Service Association of North America

Author(s): Steven F. Windmueller

Research Area: Culture and religion; Social conditions

Keywords: Religion; Jewish Culture; Communal Service

Type: Report

Coverage: United States


Although many of us became Jewish communal professionals because of our commitment to the Jewish tradition and values, there is no specific liturgy or ritual related to Jewish communal service. This article explores the religious roots of Jewish communal service and presents a prayer that both defines the special role of the professional and acknowledges the contributions of the field to the Jewish people. It is a part of a new initiative devoted to developing rituals and prayers dedicated to the field of Jewish communal service.