Israel and American Jewry: A Search for New Relationships

By Steven M. Cohen, Charles S. Liebman

Jewish Agency for Israel (JAFI), January 12, 1996

The authors suggest that there is a growing indifference between American and Israeli Jews. This troubled relationship has come about because Israel no longer requires the financial and political assistance it once did, and because American Jews no longer feel compelled to offer support. The authors argue that this previous "mobilized model" of political advocacy and philanthropic activism is unlikely to return, and that new models must be developed based on the values of American Jews. They suggest several possible policy models for constructing meaningful and enduring cultural relationships between Israel and American Jewry.

Topic: Diaspora Relations, Philanthropy and Fundraising, Development, Israel-Diaspora Relations, Policy, Israel Attachment, Fundraising and Philanthropy

Name of Publication: AVAR ve'ATID: A Journal of Jewish Education, Culture and Discourse

Volume/Issue: Vol.3

Page Number(s): 110-126

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Genre: Brief

Coverage: United States

Language: English

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Bibliographic Information:
Cohen, Steven M. Liebman, Charles S. Israel and American Jewry: A Search for New Relationships. AVAR ve'ATID: A Journal of Jewish Education, Culture and Discourse. Jewish Agency for Israel (JAFI). 12 January 1996: 110-126. http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=2019


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