The Impact of Changing Issues on Federations and their Structures

By Gerald B. Bubis

Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs (JCPA), 1995

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.

Topic: Management and Administration, Diaspora Relations, Organizational Development, Jewish Federations, Israel-Diaspora Relations, Allocations, Crisis Management

Name of Publication: Jewish Political Studies Review

Editor: Elazar, Daniel J.

Volume/Issue: Vol.7/no.3-4

Page Number(s): 89-112

Funder: Betsy Gidwitz , Milken Library of Jewish Public Affairs

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Genre: Book Chapter

Coverage: United States

Language: English

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Bubis, Gerald B. The Impact of Changing Issues on Federations and their Structures. Jewish Political Studies Review. Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs (JCPA). 1995: 89-112.


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