The New Jew: Can I Define Being Jewish for Myself?

By Jonathan Safran Foer, Richard Joel, Lisa Goldberg, Amichai Lau-Lavie

Jewish Funders Network (JFN), 2006

In the opening session of the plenary, the speakers explore how to define Jewish identity today. Can I define being Jewish for myself? In a rapidly changing, increasingly global world how do we define ourselves as Jews? Can we create and shape our own Jewish identity or do we need a community and a set of institutions to develop our identity? How much must everyone continue in the path forged by others and how much can we reinvent Jewish identity and practice?

Topic: Young Adults, Jewish Identification, Generational Issues, Globalization, Meaning, Community Building

Name of Publication: Plug and Play Judaism: The Plenary Sessions (Jewish Funders Network 2006 International Conference)

Page Number(s): 2-21

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Genre: Conference Presentation

Coverage: United States

Language: English

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Safran Foer, Jonathan. Joel, Richard. Goldberg, Lisa. Lau-Lavie, Amichai. The New Jew: Can I Define Being Jewish for Myself?. Plug and Play Judaism: The Plenary Sessions (Jewish Funders Network 2006 International Conference). Jewish Funders Network (JFN). 2006: 2-21. http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=5901


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