Back to the Future: Jewish Awakening and Renewal

By Gerald B. Bubis

Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs (JCPA), August 15, 1996

The author asserts that assimilation is a fact of modernity and an open society; therefore, continuity strategies in this period of "volitional Judaism" should focus on achieving a better ratio of success to failure. He presents a set of strategies to enhance the desirability of being Jewish. Strategies include: engaging the creativity of successful Jews in addressing the issues of Jewish institutions; expanding use of media technologies for Jewish education; integrating discrete Jewish experiences; setting standards of expectations for Jewish leaders; personalizing Jewish institutions; investing in a national research and evaluation bureau; and creating a network of opportunities for Jewish educational outreach.

Topic: Continuity, Jewish Identification, Jewish Organizations, Jewish Continuity, Assimilation

Name of Publication: Jerusalem Letter / Viewpoints

Volume/Issue: 340

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Genre: Report

Coverage: United States

Language: English

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Bibliographic Information:
Bubis, Gerald B. Back to the Future: Jewish Awakening and Renewal. Jerusalem Letter / Viewpoints. Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs (JCPA). 15 August 1996:


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