A Twenty-Year Look Ahead At Jewish Community Relations

By Isaiah M. Minkoff

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

The author looks at the past and future of Jewish communal relations in the context of contemporary American society. He states that in many ways, the issues facing the Jewish community are synonymous with those facing the broader society, but the Jewish community relations field also has the dimension of Jewish survival and Jewish continuity in America.. The author holds that pluralism is the highest form of democracy. It is based on the interplay of forces among groups and sub-groups, whether these be differentiated according to nationality, culture, ethnicity, religion or other factors making for common identification and common cause. These sub-groups have their differences and their individual conflicts. But these groups do not just constitute mere numerical equations. They have an overarching higher common causeâ?"their interest in and their concern with the society of which they are an integral part, which permits these differences to co-exist. This is the concept that we have to keep on selling today and tomorrow and increasingly this will be our role in the future.

Topic: History, Continuity, Antisemitism, Pluralism, Community Relations, Jewish Continuity

Name of Publication: Journal of Jewish Communal Service

Editor: Sherman, Sanford N.

Volume/Issue: Vol. 40/No. 4

Page Number(s): 396-401

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Genre: Article

Coverage: United States

Language: English

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Minkoff, Isaiah M. A Twenty-Year Look Ahead At Jewish Community Relations. Journal of Jewish Communal Service. Jewish Communal Service Association of North America (JCSA),National Conference of Jewish Communal Service. Summer 1964: 396-401. http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=5381


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