Jewish Organizational Life in the United States Since 1945

By Jack Wertheimer

American Jewish Committee (AJC), Jewish Publication Society (JPS), 1995

The organized Jewish community of the United States entered a period of introspection and retrenchment in the 1990s. There was a community-wide demand for a reallocation of funds and energy from foreign to local needs, a rethinking of priorities within the domestic agenda and a redesign of the community's structure. In short, the organized Jewish community engaged in a far-reaching reassessment of its mission and governing institutions. This article analyzes the most pronounced trends in American Jewish organizational life in the postwar era.

Topic: History, Development, Culture, Advocacy, Israel Attachment, Community Relations, Fundraising and Philanthropy, Leadership, Jewish Organizations, Volunteerism, Communal Organization, Philanthropy and Fundraising, Jewish Federations, Soviet Jewry, Ideology, Welfare, Religion, Integration

Name of Publication: American Jewish Year Book

Editor: Singer, David

Volume/Issue: Vol. 95

Page Number(s): 3-100

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Genre: Article

Coverage: United States

Language: English

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Wertheimer, Jack. Jewish Organizational Life in the United States Since 1945. American Jewish Year Book. American Jewish Committee (AJC),Jewish Publication Society (JPS). 1995: 3-100. http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=17691


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