Four authors discuss the relationship between Jewish federations and the agencies they oversee. A common topic of interest is the power dynamics between the oversight of the federation and the groundwork of the agencies. The relationship between Federation and agencies can be dysfunctional, often with a powerful Federation director and seemingly unnecessary agency boards. The agencies clearly do the bulk of the work, but their dependence on Federation funding stunts their individual growth and expression. Perhaps a change is necessary in the perspective of the Federation, perhaps in the perspective of the agencies; regardless, these two fields need to be in conversation with one another, speaking openly and directly about the challenges that face them.
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Miller, Charles. Isenstadt, Theodore R. Grumer, Morris. Cohen, Samuel. Federation's Relationships to Its Agencies - a Symposium. Journal of Jewish Communal Service. Jewish Communal Service Association of North America (JCSA),National Conference of Jewish Communal Service. Fall 1960: