Fitting Jewish Education into Federation's Organized Communal Family

By Samuel Cohen

Council of Jewish Federations and Welfare Funds (CJF), Jewish Federations of North America (JFNA), 1972

The author argues that from the federation's perspective, the field of Jewish education suffers from excessive proneness to slogan-like cliches. Unlike other arenas, in the arena of Jewish education, the federation's ability to be more effective, both immediately and over the long haul, is hampered by the notion that the schooling of every last child in its community is an obligation. In the absence today of a commonly-accepted definition of Jewish education, it is most difficult for federation to be selective. Federations should emphasize quality over numbers: dynamic commitment to individuals first, and then a much lesser attachment to institutions.

Topic: Continuity, Jewish Federations, Policy, Education, Jewish Continuity

Name of Publication: Day School Evaluation Reports

Page Number(s): 7-11

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Genre: Report

Coverage: North America

Language: English

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Bibliographic Information:
Cohen, Samuel. Fitting Jewish Education into Federation's Organized Communal Family. Day School Evaluation Reports. Council of Jewish Federations and Welfare Funds (CJF),Jewish Federations of North America (JFNA). 1972: 7-11. http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=12028


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