Cjfwf to Discuss Programs, Proposals for Strengthening Jewish Communal Services

Major areas of Jewish communal responsibility–at home, overseas and in Israel–will be assessed by over 200 community leaders and Federation executives at the quarterly national board and committee meetings of the Council of Jewish Federations and Welfare Funds March 18-21. An announcement today by the CJFWF stated that the delegates, representing 69 communities in the United States and Canada, will discuss a wide range of ongoing programs and proposals for the strengthening of Jewish communal services that call for community and CJF action. The Committee on College Youth and Faculty, focused on the growing participation and integration of students and faculty in Jewish communal life, will review new program developments across the country. Further guidelines as to how communities can continue to strengthen their ties with the campus world will be explored by the committee. From a national standpoint, similarly, increased student participation at the 40th CJF General Assembly in Pittsburgh in November, 1971, will be considered.

The Committee on Funding National Campus Projects, will a subcommittee of the CJF Committee which last month awarded $17,000 to campus-based projects, will review further applications for grants to student groups and organizations. Featured on the agenda of the meeting of the Committee on Federation Planning for Jewish Education are: new developments in Jewish Community Centers that affect Jewish education; evaluations of the current program for, and the long-range approach to, training administrators; and educational priorities. Against the background of the upcoming Assembly of the Jewish Agency in Jerusalem in June–the first since the Agency’s recent and historic reconstitution–the Overseas Services Committee will explore current developments related to the Agency, especially as they presage new patterns for American interaction and involvement of leaders and communities. The Personnel Services Committee will explore new avenues for the recruitment and training of men and women for Jewish communal service, in light of the growing need for higher qualified people.

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