On the occasion of the century of the federation movement, let us look at the primary focus of the federation system twenty years ago whenits power was at its peak, and compare the issues that preoccupied the federation movement then with those confronting federations today. This will provide a context to identify some of the more subtle issues at work in federations which guide or limit the governance process. It is my premise that federations have been excellent at responding to crises which have confronted Jews that were generated from outside of Jewish life. This crisis-oriented philosophy has permeated much of Jewish life and Jews' psyches.
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Bubis, Gerald B. The Impact of Changing Issues on Federations and their Structures. Jewish Political Studies Review,Jewish Political Studies Review; The Federation Movement at 100. Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs (JCPA). 1995: