Apathy of the Jewish Middle-Class to its Jewish Identification

By Leon Jick

Jewish Communal Service Association of North America (JCSA), National Conference of Jewish Communal Service, Fall 1967

The author asserts that the apathy of middle class American Jews toward their Jewish identity is a new situation never before seen in Jewish history. He discusses ways in which Emancipation and Enlightenment have led to assimilation and apathy, and explores the question of how Jewish Community Centers and other organizations can help modern Jews adapt to the challenges of modernity without losing touch with their Jewishness.

Topic: Jewish Community Centers (JCCs), Jewish Identification, Jewish Organizations, Modernity, Assimilation, Community Centers

Name of Publication: Journal of Jewish Communal Service

Editor: Sherman, Sanford N.

Volume/Issue: Vol. 44/No. 1

Page Number(s): 31-35

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Genre: Conference Presentation

Coverage: United States

Language: English

Copyright Holder: Publisher

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Bibliographic Information:
Jick, Leon. Apathy of the Jewish Middle-Class to its Jewish Identification. Journal of Jewish Communal Service. Jewish Communal Service Association of North America (JCSA),National Conference of Jewish Communal Service. Fall 1967: 31-35. http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=4697


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