A Report on the Findings of a Study of Jewish Young Adults and the Jewish Community Center

By Harvey Specht

Jewish Communal Service Association of North America (JCSA), National Conference of Jewish Communal Service, Winter 1964

Jewish young adults of the mid-1960s, members of the "third- and fourth-generation community," are not responsive to programming of Jewish community centers. While many center professionals focus their attention on small, content-oriented programs, most young adults are looking for larger social opportunities. The center professional would do well to accept and encourage this kind of programming in her center. As well, the author notes that a high degree of education marks the target population, and center professionals should both cater to this more educated group as well as identify ways to reach out to young adults who have not attended college. A reexamination of programming priorities will be required of Jewish community centers that intend to extend their reach into communities of Jewish young adults.

Topic: Programming, Jewish Community Centers (JCCs), Young Adults, Jewish Content, Community Centers

Name of Publication: Journal of Jewish Communal Service

Editor: Sherman, Sanford N.

Volume/Issue: Vol. 41/No. 2

Page Number(s): 175-185

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Genre: Article

Coverage: United States

Language: English

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Specht, Harvey. A Report on the Findings of a Study of Jewish Young Adults and the Jewish Community Center. Journal of Jewish Communal Service. Jewish Communal Service Association of North America (JCSA),National Conference of Jewish Communal Service. Winter 1964: 175-185. http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=4982


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