Renewing Jewish Life through Jewish Civics

By Sidney Schwarz

Jewish Communal Service Association of North America (JCSA), Spring 2000

Weakening ties to the Jewish community are paralleled by similar trends in American society which show a decline in civic commitment among Americans. The trends in both Jewish and American society are more pronounced among the younger age cohorts. The article points to some new educational and service initiatives that hold out the promise to meet the younger generation "where they are at." It also suggests that, properly contextualized, programs that connect Jews with social justice and service opportunities in general society hold out the greatest promise to get younger Jews re-connected to the Jewish community.

Topic: Continuity, Youth, Jewish Continuity, Identity Formation

Name of Publication: Journal of Jewish Communal Service

Volume/Issue: Vol. 76/No. 3

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Genre: Article

Coverage: United States

Language: English

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Bibliographic Information:
Schwarz, Sidney. Renewing Jewish Life through Jewish Civics. Journal of Jewish Communal Service. Jewish Communal Service Association of North America (JCSA). Spring 2000:


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