Understanding the Moving Target of Jewish Organizational Life in America

By Carl A. Sheingold

Reconstructionist Rabbinical Association (RRA), Spring 2003

The author explores the changing role of Jewish organizations in the United States, through the lens of Jewish identity. He elaborates on the changing direction of Federations and synagogues, asserting that a synagogue's ideological nature and federation's consensus-seeking nature may suggest tension in addition to mutual distancing. The author also looks to the leadership as a key factor in helping organizations to weather changes in the outside world and to give insight into new creative initiatives to solve issues of funding.

Topic: Congregations and Synagogues, Jewish Federations, Jewish Identification, Allocations, Jewish Organizations, Synagogues and Congregations

Name of Publication: The Reconstructionist

Editor: Hirsh, Richard

Volume/Issue: vol.67/no.2

Page Number(s): 4-11

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Genre: Article

Coverage: United States

Language: English

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Bibliographic Information:
Sheingold, Carl A. Understanding the Moving Target of Jewish Organizational Life in America. The Reconstructionist. Reconstructionist Rabbinical Association (RRA). Spring 2003: 4-11. http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=4721


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