About the Journal

Journal of Jewish Communal Service

JPRO is the publisher of the Journal of Jewish Communal Service, which celebrated over 89 years of continuous publication. The Journal’s articles are an excellent retrospective of the issues and concerns the Jewish community has faced during these decades.

Even more than “just” a historical treasure chest, this is the journal of record and authority for Jewish communal leaders and documents the development of new trends and methodologies which enhance our work. The Journal is often used in university classrooms and for lay and professional seminars.


A complete archive of Journal issues can be found at the Berman Jewish Policy Archive.

If you want to order a specific volume, please contact info@jpro.org

A sampling of past journals and articles follows, but see the BJPA link above to access journal content.

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Table of Contents:

I. Introduction

Letter from JCSA
Susan L. Shevitz

II. Changing Workplace and Workforce

Toward Transparency
Mordecai Walfish, Avi Herring, Justin Rosen Smolen, Tamar Snyder, Ruthie Warshenbrot, and Naomi Korb WeissCover Art
The $54,000 Strategy: A Bold Solution to Undervaluing our Jewish Professionals
Mark Young
Incorporating Sustainability Into Jewish Communal Organizations Through Dedicated Staff
Aleeza Oshry
Consumers and Stakeholders
Erica Brown
Big Ideas, Bold Solutions for JPRO
Charles Edelsberg

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From Programs to Platforms
Lisa Colton, Bill Robinson, and Miriam Brosseau
Network Weavers
Deborah Fishman
Training Educators to Use Technology in the Jewish Classroom
Hana Bor

IV. Community Structure

Re-envisioning Aging through Asset Building and Collaboration
Renee Dain and Michael Hoffmanjjcs_85_2_cover.indd
The Foundation for the Jewish People
Stephen G. Donshik
Community Renewal After Disaster
Michael J. Weil
A Family Engagement Community of Practice
Naava Frank and Lara Nicolson
Jewish Organizations Fight Climate Change
Mirele B. Goldsmith, J.R. RIch, and Rachel Jacoby Rosenfield
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V. Data and Evaluation

Estimating the Jewish Student Population of a College Campus
Harriet Hartman and Ira M. Sheskin
The Protective Factors for Maintaining Independence ©
Jordan Golin and Jeffrey D. Freedman
“AAA” Guide to Developing and Using Knowledge to Drive Jewish Communal Policy
Leonard Saxe and Fern Chertok

VI. Jewish Identity and Peoplehood

Living Lives of Sacred ResponsibilityJFNCover1
John S. Ruskay
Judaism and the Singularity
Paul Golin

VII. Innovation and Community Services

Innovation and the Jewish Family Services Network
Lee Sherman and Lisa Kahn Budlow
Spiritual Programming for Seniors in Geriatric Centers
Rabbi Michael Wolff

VIII. Madrichim NarrativesJJCS85n1_cover

Make Our Garden Grow: Building Leadership Ecosystems
Rabbi Marc Baker
Inspiration. Cultivation. Reverberation: Training Community Leaders to Change the Game
Rabbi Sharon Brous
Working in a Relational Way
Charles Edelsberg
Introducing More Jewish Human Beings to the Conversation in Word and Deed About the Covenant
Arnold M. Eisen
Catalyzing Systematic Change in Jewish Life
Lisa Eisen
Education Everywhere
Ari Y. Kelman
Sabbaticals: Formalized Renewal
Rachel Levin
Engaging New Talent To Lead Change for the Next Jewish Community
Larry Moses
Shedding Light on Jewish Education
Lee S. Shulman
Prerequisites for the Next Big Idea
Jeffrey Solomon