The Study of Contemporary Jewry

By Alexander M. Dushkin

Jewish Communal Service Association of North America (JCSA), National Conference of Jewish Communal Service, Fall 1962

The author discusses the efforts of the Hebrew University in Jerusalem to create a new academic infrastructure for the study of world Jewry. He discusses developments in what Jewishness means in modernity, and implications of these developments for researchers of Jewry. He describes the work of Hebrew University's Institute of Contemporary Jewry, and its five areas of study: contemporary history; documentation (for purposes of present and future historians and scholars); cooperative communities studies; demography and statistics; and Jewish education in the Diaspora.

Topic: Methodology, History, Diaspora Relations, Peoplehood, Israel-Diaspora Relations, Sociology, Research, Higher Education, Demography, Scholarship, Study, Academic Research

Name of Publication: Journal of Jewish Communal Service

Editor: Sherman, Sanford N.

Volume/Issue: Vol. 39/No. 1

Page Number(s): 68-74

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Genre: Conference Presentation

Coverage: Jerusalem, Israel , World

Language: English

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Dushkin, Alexander M. The Study of Contemporary Jewry. Journal of Jewish Communal Service. Jewish Communal Service Association of North America (JCSA),National Conference of Jewish Communal Service. Fall 1962: 68-74.


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