Welcoming New Family Forms: Implications for American Jewish Life

By Lucy Y. Steinitz

Jewish Communal Service Association of North America (JCSA), 1994

The results of current societal changes will be even more variegated family forms than exist today and the replacement of the expectation of permanence with the expectation that each individual, as he or she goes from one stage of life to the next, will move from one family form to another. Therefore, the focus on one preferred family structure is misguided; it ignores the way in which most Jews live today, it implicitly rejects those living in alternative family forms, and it concentrates on structure to the exclusion of family dynamicsâ??what goes on in each individual family. As family units become more variegated, it is increasingly important for the organized Jewish community to extend its family support role.

Topic: Social Services, Family, Outreach

Name of Publication: Journal of Jewish Communal Service

Volume/Issue: Vol. 70/No. 2-3

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Genre: Article

Coverage: United States

Language: English

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Bibliographic Information:
Steinitz, Lucy Y. Welcoming New Family Forms: Implications for American Jewish Life. Journal of Jewish Communal Service. Jewish Communal Service Association of North America (JCSA). 1994: http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=3319


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