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The Vision of Ralph Goldman: Partnering to Build a Strong Jewish Future
Special Tribute Edition. Journal of Jewish Communal Service. Volume 81, Issue 1/2: Fall/Winter 2005 

Vol. 80 No. 2-3
This issue, in tribute to the legendary Jewish leader, Ralph Goldman, was underwritten by the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee, which Ralph led with vision, passion and courage. Ted Comet and Jeff Solomon guided the creation and content of the Journal and it details the many aspects of Ralph’s work which impacted the development of Israel’s social services, the building of Jewish community centers in the FSU and Israel, and Ralph’s thoughtful consideration of the role of the professional in shaping strategies and policies.

A number of articles reflect a global outlook and there are important articles by Steve Schwager and Howard Rieger, heads of the JDC and UJC, respectively. There are numerous other articles for consideration, including pieces on foundation funding in Jewish philanthropy, tikkun olam, Jewish identity and a thoughtful consideration of what is required to define the field of Jewish communal leadership, written by Jerry Bubis.

Table of Contents:

I. Ralph Goldman: Biography & Portrait    
From the Editors
 Ted Comet and Jeff Solomon     
II.  The Impact of Ralph Goldman on World Jewry    
     Jack Habib
Ralph Goldman: Titan of Jewish Philanthropy
Michael Schneider
Rebuilding Destroyed Jewish Communities in the FSU
Asher Ostrin
Community Centers in Israel: A Vision Realized
Sara Bogen
A Tribute to Ralph Goldman
Steve Hoffman     

III.  Global Jewish Responsibility    

Assuring Jewish Responsibility in a Changing World
Steve Schwager
The Role and Responsibility of Federations for Israel and World Jewry 
Howard Rieger    

IV.  Jewish Identity    

Engaging the Next Generation of American Jews: Distinguishing the In-Married, Inter-Married, and the Non-Married
Steven Cohen
Israel for Jewish Education & Jewish Education for Israel
Allan Hoffman
Resilience: The Mystique of Jewish Survival
Ted Comet
Making Inspired Leaders: New Approaches to Leadership Development 
     Erica Brown    
V.  The Role of the Professional    
The Role of the Professional in Developing and Shaping Jewish Communal Policies and Strategies
Ralph Goldman
  a.) Canon and Icons: In Search of a Jewish Communal Profession
Gerald Bubis
  b.) Reflections and Update
Brenda Gevertz     
VI.  Jewish Professional Scene   
Issues Confronting Jewish Communal Professionals in France
Andree Katz
The Ralph I. Goldman Fellowship: Its Impact on the World Jewish Community and on the Individual
Linda Levi
Goldman Fellows Respond
 a). A Personal Perspective  
Gideon Taylor (1988)    
       b). A Journey Home
                 Merri Ukrainchik (1992)
       c). Ralph's Spark
                 Cara Unowsky (2003)
The Global Jewish Professional
Alberto Senderey    
VII.  The Growing Impact of Foundations on Jewish Philanthropy   
Jewish Foundations: An Introduction
Jeff Solomon
More Than Money: A Covenant of Federation Philanthropic Effectiveness
Chip Edelsberg   
VIII.  Tikun Olam    


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