Gerald Bubis, M.S.W., D.H.L. (H.C.), D.L. (H.C.)
Founder and Professor Emeritus of the School of Jewish Communal Service
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.
Areas of Expertise
- The Jewish family
- Jewish identity in the modern world
- Governance and Board-Staff relations in the voluntary sector
- Israel-Diaspora relations
- B.A., University of Minnesota (1948)
- M.S.W., University of Minnesota (1950)
- D.H.L. (H.C.) Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion
- D.L. (H.C.) University of Minnesota
- 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.