GenXers and Boomers: Humility and Tzimtzum

By Rachel Nussbaum

Josh Rolnick, The Sh'ma Institute, January 2011

The author, a young Jewish leader and member of Generation X, discusses the tensions between her generation and Jewish communal and organizational leaders from the Baby Boomer generation, and, more broadly, between "outsider" innovators breaking out of established patterns of Jewish communal service, and the "insider" Jewish communal establishment. She wonders how each side can respect and work with the other, even while disagreeing with the other's structural, cultural and communal choices.

Topic: Innovation, Succession, Youth, Jewish Communal Service, Generational Issues, Change, Community Development, Leadership, Jewish Organizations, Future, Communal Organization

Name of Publication: Sh'ma: A Journal of Jewish Ideas

Editor: Berrin, Susan

Volume/Issue: Vol.41/no.676

Page Number(s): 11-12

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Genre: Article

Coverage: United States

Language: English

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Nussbaum, Rachel. GenXers and Boomers: Humility and Tzimtzum. Sh'ma: A Journal of Jewish Ideas. Josh Rolnick, The Sh'ma Institute. January 2011: 11-12.


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