The Jewish Communal Professional as Educator

By Ann Hartman Luban, Barb Gelb, Rachel Sisk

Jewish Communal Service Association of North America (JCSA), Fall 2009

Jewish communal professionals are on the frontline of the community, interacting with individuals in a significant way and often serving as the "Jewish face" of their organization. Many Jewish communal professionals routinely face opportunities to teach coworkers and others about Judaism but lack sufficient training to do so effectively. Courses that bring together a variety of Jewish professionals could model what functional partnerships across Jewish professional disciplines can look like as well as help build respect among colleagues for the competencies that they bring to the table. Such collaborative classes would better define the scope of Jewish professional fields and better prepare graduates for roles and responsibilities that may not have been so obvious when they chose their career path, complementing each other and growing together.

(This double issue of the Journal of Jewish Communal Service is dedicated to SJCS, the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion's School of Jewish Communal Service).

Topic: Jewish Communal Service, Education, Employment, Training, Jobs

Name of Publication: Journal of Jewish Communal Service

Editor: Naron, Gail

Volume/Issue: Vol. 84/No. 3/4

Page Number(s): 204-211

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Genre: Article

Coverage: United States

Language: English

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Bibliographic Information:
Luban, Ann Hartman. Gelb, Barb. Sisk, Rachel. The Jewish Communal Professional as Educator. Journal of Jewish Communal Service. Jewish Communal Service Association of North America (JCSA). Fall 2009: 204-211. http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=4430


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