The Theatre as a Force in Jewish Community Life

By Meyer Bass

Jewish Communal Service Association of North America (JCSA), National Conference of Jewish Communal Service, Spring 1963

The author argues that theater must be a major force in Jewish community life: contributing to culture, transmitting values and meaning, and fostering continuity. He discusses Jewish contributions to the American theatre scene, the place of theatre (and the arts as a whole) within society, and the current and potential development of theatre programs within Jewish community centers and YM-YWHA's. He contends that this art form, within the specific context of Jewish community centers, is well-positioned to make strong contributions to enriching American Jewish life.

Topic: Continuity, Jewish Community Centers (JCCs), Culture, Artistic Expression, Acculturation, Theatre, Jewish Continuity, Community Centers

Name of Publication: Journal of Jewish Communal Service

Editor: Sherman, Sanford N.

Volume/Issue: Vol. 39/No. 3

Page Number(s): 286-292

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Genre: Conference Presentation

Coverage: United States

Language: English

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Bibliographic Information:
Bass, Meyer. The Theatre as a Force in Jewish Community Life. Journal of Jewish Communal Service. Jewish Communal Service Association of North America (JCSA),National Conference of Jewish Communal Service. Spring 1963: 286-292.


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