In an America struggling with questions of race equality, the Jewish community must determine its policy with regard to non-Jewish representation in its communal leadership. To the extent that many Jewish agencies, especially health agencies, service the general population, non-Jewish board membership is understandable. However, Jewish agencies retain a basic responsibility to the Jewish community, and the author argues that Jews should have ultimate authority in discharging that responsibility. Thus, he defends a proposal for the Philadelphia federation wherein non-Jews may serve on the boards of Jewish agencies so long as the federation board (of which agency presidents are members) is entirely Jewish.
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Hurwitz, Donald B. Sectarian Services in the Crossfire of Current Problems. Journal of Jewish Communal Service. Jewish Communal Service Association of North America (JCSA),National Conference of Jewish Communal Service. Summer 1970: