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Wurzweiler Professors Edit Journal of Jewish Community Service

Dr. Saul Andron and Dr. Lynn Levy, Hausman Chair in Communal Social Work and assistant professor at Wurzweiler School of Social Work, respectively, recently served as guest editors of the Journal of Jewish Community Service, published by the JPRO Network.  The special issue, entitled “All in the Family: Diversity in the Jewish Community,” was inspired by a conference held in April 2012 on “The Diversity of the American Jewish Family: Challenges and Opportunities,” spearheaded by Andron and Levy, and sponsored by Wurzweiler School of Social Work in collaboration with the UJA-Federation of New York.

journalwsswThis issue addresses topics of the changing Jewish family and how the community must redefine and grapple with new opportunities and challenges.  The articles demonstrate that the Jewish community possesses the passion, creativity, and commitment to generate bold approaches that speak to the new and real experiences that many Jewish families face today and serve as a guide for Jewish communal institutions to support traditional and contemporary forms of Jewish family life.

“I believe the most important thing that I have learned these past 10 years at Yeshiva University is that enormous diversityexists within the Jewish Community and especially within the Jewish family,” said Dr. Carmen Ortiz Hendricks, Dorothy and David Schachne Dean of Wurzweiler.  “Wurzweiler is proud of Drs. Levy and Andron for enlightening all of us on this important topic.  We congratulate them on a wonderful issue of the Journal of Jewish Communal Service.”