Effects of Emerging Urban-Suburban and Anti-Segregation Developments on Jewish Communal Service

By Nathan Glazer

Jewish Communal Service Association of North America (JCSA), National Conference of Jewish Communal Service, Fall 1964

An examination of the move to the suburbs of Jews and other groups reveals that families change less as a result of their new environment and more as a result of their new economic status. In American history, this has commonly resulted in the development of separate communities within the United States, each often organized under a religious banner. Since African Americans have been banned from virtually every one of these sub-communities, their argument for equality implies that the sub-community has no right to exist, for it either protects privilege or creates inequality. This powerful claim significantly challenges Jews' beliefs about their right to self-segregate, for it is very hard to maintain any justification for Jewish exclusiveness and particularity in America while at the same time defending the full equality of African Americans.

Topic: Black-Jewish Relations, Civil Rights, Residential Patterns, Cities and Suburbs

Name of Publication: Journal of Jewish Communal Service

Editor: Sherman, Sanford N.

Volume/Issue: Vol. 41/No. 1

Page Number(s): 60-66

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Genre: Article

Coverage: United States

Language: English

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Glazer, Nathan. Effects of Emerging Urban-Suburban and Anti-Segregation Developments on Jewish Communal Service. Journal of Jewish Communal Service. Jewish Communal Service Association of North America (JCSA),National Conference of Jewish Communal Service. Fall 1964: 60-66. http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=4854


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