This piece explores the role of the Jewish Community Center (JCC) in Jewish life. The author highlights the unique range of specialized Jewish agencies that have evolved to accommodate Jewish life in America. Unique characteristics of the Jewish Community Center include the Centerâ??s capacity to positively affect the development of the personality of Jewish people through Jewish group experience with skilled leadership. The piece also asserts that the Center can be an important force in advancing sound Jewish communal growth in America. Special emphasis is also placed on the relationship between the Jewish Community Center and synagogue in terms of bringing clarity to the functions of the community center as well as supporting each institutionâ??s respective role in Jewish life. The piece concludes by asserting that infinite future possibilities exist for the Jewish Community Center to support and thrive in Jewish life in America.
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Solender, Sanford. The Place of the Jewish Community Center in Jewish Life: A Formulation of the Position of the Center. The Jewish Social Service Quarterly. Jewish Communal Service Association of North America (JCSA),National Conference of Jewish Communal Service. Fall 1957: