Gerald Bubis, M.S.W., D.H.L. (H.C.), D.L. (H.C.)

Contact Information

(213) 749-3242
Founder and Professor Emeritus of the School of Jewish Communal Service

HUC-JIR/Los Angeles

School of Jewish Nonprofit Management
Academic Field: 
Professional Development
Research Interests: 
The Jewish family ; Jewish identity in the modern world ; Governance and Board-Staff relations in the voluntary sector ; Israel-Diaspora relations

Professor Gerald Bubis is the Founding Director of the School of Jewish Communal Service and the Alfred Gottschalk Professor Emeritus of Jewish Communal Studies. He has been a visiting scholar at Hebrew University, Brandeis University, American Jewish University, U.C.L.A., and Haifa University. He has been a consultant, trainer and lecturer for the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee in Israel, Europe and Argentina. He also has served as a consultant, lecturer, and scholar-in-residence in synagogues, temples, JCCs, federations and national and international organizations in over 100 communities here and abroad. He has served as an officer and board member in over a dozen organizations throughout the world.

Selected Publications and Edited Works

Growing Jews - Selected Writings, Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, Los Angeles, California, 2001, 495 pages.

The Costs of Jewish Living, American Jewish Committee, NY, 2002. 28 pages.

From Predictability to Chaos? A study of the merger process leading to the formation of the United Jewish Communities (with Steven Windmueller), Jewish Community Studies, Baltimore, MD, 2005, 160 pages.

Guide Yourself Accordingly: A Memoir With Gordon Cohn, Los Angeles, CA, 2005, 285 pages.

The Director Had a Heart Attack and the President Resigned: Board-Staff Relations for the 21st Century, Revised Edition, Lincoln, NE, 2007.

Chapter, Jewish Awakening and Jewish Education,Torah Aura Productions, Los Angeles, CA, 2008.