Developments in Jewish Community Organization in the Second Postwar Generation

By Daniel J. Elazar

Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs (JCPA), 1990

This report focuses on the Jewish community and its polity as they are organized locally, countrywide, and increasingly on a statewide and regional basis. The author examines the transformations taking place in local community federations and in the countrywide federation movement, the decline of the mass based organizations and the exceptions to that decline, the shift in the forms and organization of Jewish education, and the changes taking place in the synagogue movements in response to the general stabilization of membership at a lower level than anticipated. As well, he looks at the impact of demographic shifts on Jewish community organization and the institutionalization of new relationships between the American Jewish community and Israel.

Topic: Jewish Identification, Leadership, Jewish Organizations, Communal Organization

Name of Publication: Daniel Elazar On-line Library

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Genre: Report

Coverage: United States

Language: English

Copyright Information: Download for personal use, freely distribute link

Bibliographic Information:
Elazar, Daniel J. Developments in Jewish Community Organization in the Second Postwar Generation. Daniel Elazar On-line Library. Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs (JCPA). 1990:


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