"Mainstream" vs. "Innovative" Jewish Organizations: How Different Are They?: A Study of Young Jewish Leaders in Los Angeles

By Sarah Bunin Benor

Jewish Communal Service Association of North America (JCSA), Spring 2011

The author discusses some of her findings on attitudes toward Jewish organizations among young Jewish leaders, which was part of a broader study on young Jewish leadership. She describes how she noticed a common trope from observing Jewish organizations in Los Angeles and interviewing Jews in their 20s and 30s who serve them as professional and volunteer leaders: People would talk about "mainstream" or "establishment" organizations like the Jewish Federation and the Anti-Defamation League in contrast to "innovative" or "nonestablishment" ones like the Progressive Jewish Alliance (PJA) and JDub Records. She asks: How does an organization become part of one sphere or the other, and how do the people involved with them - especially their leaders - differ? The answers she found can offer useful lessons for Jewish professionals.

Topic: Socioeconomic Status, Innovation, Jewish Federations, Young Adults, Employment, Leadership, Jewish Organizations, Communal Organization, Jobs

Name of Publication: Journal of Jewish Communal Service

Editor: Naron Chalew, Gail

Volume/Issue: Vol.86/No.1/2

Page Number(s): 65-71

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Genre: Article

Coverage: Los Angeles, California , United States

Language: English

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Benor, Sarah Bunin. "Mainstream" vs. "Innovative" Jewish Organizations: How Different Are They?: A Study of Young Jewish Leaders in Los Angeles. Journal of Jewish Communal Service. Jewish Communal Service Association of North America (JCSA). Spring 2011: 65-71. http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=13785


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