Alienated Jews: What about Outreach to Jewish Lesbians?

By Danita Mushkat

Jewish Communal Service Association of North America (JCSA), June 1999

The terms "Jewish continuity" and "out-reach" appear extensively in Jewish communal policies and debates over the health of North American Jewry. However, the meanings of these terms and their translation into practice are not clear. In particular, there is debate concerning (I) what constitutes Jewish continuity, (2) are Jewish identities eroding or transforming, (3) what are effective outreach strategies, and (4) which "alienated Jews" should be given priority in terms of resources. This article explores the lives of nine such Toronto-based alienated Jews, documenting the unique challenges lesbians face as Jews. In Journal of Jewish Communal Service, v.75 no.4, Summer 1999.

Topic: Homosexuality, Jewish Identification, Tolerance, LGBT Issues, GLBT Issues

Name of Publication: Journal of Jewish Communal Service

Volume/Issue: Vol. 75/No. 4

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Genre: Article

Coverage: Canada

Language: English

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Bibliographic Information:
Mushkat, Danita. Alienated Jews: What about Outreach to Jewish Lesbians?. Journal of Jewish Communal Service. Jewish Communal Service Association of North America (JCSA). June 1999: http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=1271


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