The Politics of American Jews: Cohesion, Division, and Representation at the Institutional Level

By Lawrence Sternberg, Laurence A. Kotler-Berkowitz

Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs (JCPA), Spring 2000

The authors examine political cohesion and division within Jewish fundraising and social planning agencies, basing their analysis on survey data. They conclude that political activists in the community's Jewish Community Relations Councils (JCRCs) are routinely more liberal in their political preferences than Federation donors are. However, the authors argue, the political division between the activists and their main constituents is usually modest and does not warrant concerns about a lack of effective political representation in the organized Federation-JCRC system.

Topic: Political Behavior, Leadership, Jewish Organizations, Demography, Politics

Name of Publication: Jewish Political Studies Review

Volume/Issue: Vol. 12/No. 1-2

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Genre: Report

Coverage: United States

Language: English

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Bibliographic Information:
Sternberg, Lawrence. Kotler-Berkowitz, Laurence A. The Politics of American Jews: Cohesion, Division, and Representation at the Institutional Level. Jewish Political Studies Review. Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs (JCPA). Spring 2000: http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=2364


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