Suburbia and Jewish Community Organization

By Charles Zibbell

Jewish Communal Service Association of North America (JCSA), National Conference of Jewish Communal Service, Fall 1961

As Jewish families have become smaller, wealthier, and more mobile, their attraction to the suburbs has increased. The characteristics of the American suburb, including newfound leisure time, a narrowing gap between men and women, and increased opportunities for inter-group relations, in many ways represent the pulse of the contemporary American Jewish community. Jewish community services therefore must be aware of issues related to suburban life, including high mobility, child-centered family structure, church-state relations, the synagogue as community center, and perceived geographic isolation of suburban families.

Topic: Congregations and Synagogues, Cities and Suburbs, Communal Organization, Synagogues and Congregations

Name of Publication: Journal of Jewish Communal Service

Editor: Sherman, Sanford N.

Volume/Issue: Vol. 38/No. 1

Page Number(s): 69-79

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Genre: Conference Presentation

Coverage: United States

Language: English

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Bibliographic Information:
Zibbell, Charles. Suburbia and Jewish Community Organization. Journal of Jewish Communal Service. Jewish Communal Service Association of North America (JCSA),National Conference of Jewish Communal Service. Fall 1961: 69-79.


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