What is Holding Us Back?: Barriers to Change and Innovation

By Kerry M. Olitzky

Jewish Communal Service Association of North America (JCSA), Spring 2011

In this article I address those issues that I contend are barriers to change, that hold us back from boldly moving into the frontier called the future and to reckon with it forcefully, confi dently, successfully. I am optimistic about the Jewish future, but I worry about the ability of extant institutions to respond to the needs of those we want most to attract. It is insuffi cient to create a community just "for the children." Part of the challenge that we currently face is a direct result of the pediatric-centered Judaism that was built during the post-World War II baby boom suburbanization that we are now trying to get out from under.

Topic: Innovation, Organizational Development, Change, Organizational Philosophy, Jewish Organizations

Name of Publication: Journal of Jewish Communal Service

Editor: Naron Chalew, Gail

Volume/Issue: Vol.86/No.1/2

Page Number(s): 72-76

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Genre: Article

Coverage: United States

Language: English

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Bibliographic Information:
Olitzky, Kerry M. What is Holding Us Back?: Barriers to Change and Innovation. Journal of Jewish Communal Service. Jewish Communal Service Association of North America (JCSA). Spring 2011: 72-76. http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=13798


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