The Quest for Continuity in the North American Jewish Community

By Arnold Dashefsky

KTAV Publishing House, Inc., 1998

This article aims to assess the nature and meaning of the phrase "Jewish continuity" through exploring the findings of a Jewish Educational Service of North America (JESNA) study, which requested continuity statements from the 187 member federations of the Council of Jewish Federations, though ultimately only 16 statements were written that mentioned Jewish continuity. As such, the author analyzes the statements and focuses on 1) the definition of continuity, 2) the mission statements or visions, and 3) the general goals, specific objectives, and proposed target groups found within the statements. Finally, in the concluding section, the author focuses on policy implications and recommendations, such as a call for major Jewish organizations in each community to convene a conference co-sponsored by the major Jewish denominational groupings with the purpose of developing a consensus document on Jewish continuity.

Topic: Continuity, Jewish Federations, Survey, Jewish Organizations, Jewish Continuity, Assimilation

Name of Publication: Freedom and Responsibility: Exploring the Challenges of Jewish Continuity

Editor: Bryan-Edelman, Marsha , Mintz-Geffen, Rela

Page Number(s): 379-391

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Genre: Book Chapter

Coverage: United States

Language: English

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Dashefsky, Arnold. The Quest for Continuity in the North American Jewish Community. Freedom and Responsibility: Exploring the Challenges of Jewish Continuity. KTAV Publishing House, Inc.. 1998: 379-391. http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=5578


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