Competitive Sports in Jewish Community Centers -- Problems and Possible Solutions

By Hillel Ruskin

Jewish Communal Service Association of North America (JCSA), March 1977

The author, a physical education consultant, contends that Jewish community centers ought to reevaluate their uses of competitive sports in order to ascertain how these programs do and do not further the goals of the center. He discusses positive and negative outcomes of competitive sports, as well as educational and administrative factors, and recommends a set of guidelines to ensure that centers create sports programming that maximizes positive outcomes and minimizes negative results.

Topic: Jewish Community Centers, Youth, Jewish Organizations, Health and Healing, Recreation, Community Centers

Name of Publication: Journal of Jewish Communal Service

Editor: Sanford Sherman

Volume/Issue: Vol. 53/No. 3

Page Number(s): 268-276

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Genre: Article

Language: English

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Ruskin, Hillel. Competitive Sports in Jewish Community Centers -- Problems and Possible Solutions. Journal of Jewish Communal Service. Jewish Communal Service Association of North America (JCSA). March 1977: 268-276. http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=1137


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