Trends in the American Jewish community by John Slawson

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Published by The American Jewish Committee in New York .

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  • Minorities -- United States.,
  • Jews, American.

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Statementby John Slawson and Manheim S. Shapiro.
ContributionsShapiro, Manheim S., American Jewish Committee.
LC ClassificationsE184.J5 S42 1956
The Physical Object
Pagination24 p. ;
Number of Pages24
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL20805307M

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Thirteen innovative American Jewish leaders wrote responsive essays. Schwarz concludes with his reactions and summary, calling his presentation ‘my prescription for a Jewish renaissance in America.’ This stimulating book is a thoughtful commentary on the present and future of the American Jewish community.”.

Visionary solutions for a community ripe for transformational change―from fourteen leading innovators of Jewish life. "Jewish Megatrends offers a vision for a community that can simultaneously strengthen the institutions that serve those who seek greater Jewish identification and attract younger Jews, many of whom are currently outside the orbit of Jewish communal life/5(17).

The American Jewish Year Book, now in its th year, is the annual record of the North American Jewish communities and provides insight into their major first two chapters of Part I include a special forum on "Contemporary American Jewry: Grounds for Optimism or Pessimism?" with assessments from more than 20 experts in the : Hardcover.

● American Jews are an aging population, with a growing number of people age (Persons Trends in the American Jewish community book are the leading age of the baby boom.) ● 24% of Jewish adults are age 65 and over, compared to 18% of the U.S.

general public. ●The median age of Jewish adults is 50 years, compared to 46 years for the U.S. general public. Today, as it has for over a century, the American Jewish Year Book remains the Trends in the American Jewish community book most useful source of information and analysis on Jewish demography, social and political trends, culture, and religion.

For anyone interested in Jewish life, it is simply indispensable. the Jewish Community Eli Lederhendler Chapter From Yiddishism to American Judaism: The Impact of American Yiddish Schools on Their Students David E. Fishman Chapter The Accented Imagination: Speaking and Writing Jewish America Hana Wirth-Nesher Chapter American Jewish Thought and the Imagination of American Jewish Community.

One Harvard study predicts that if current demographic trends continue, the American Jewish community is likely to number less than 1 million and conceivably as few as 10, by the time the United States celebrates its tricentennial in Other projections suggest that early in the next century, American Jewish life as we know it will be a.

We expand the Year Book tradition of bringing academic research to the Jewish communal world by adding lists of academic journals, articles in academic journals on Jewish topics, Jewish websites, and books on American and Canadian Jews.

Finally, we add a list of major events in the North American Jewish Community. “The American Jewish community is in the midst of a transformation defined primarily by growing diversity, a rising generation of global citizens and declining religious observance,” she.

The American Jewish Year Book, now in its th year, is the annual record of the North American Jewish communities and provides insight into their major first chapter of Part I is an examination of how American Jews fit into the US religious. Major Trends in American Jewish Historical Research JACOB RADER MARCUS For many Americans - particularly those of the upper classes - the 's may have been a "gilded age." For American Jews, however - even Jews of wealth and position -it was an age of insecurity.

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The Yearbook — a handy compendium of demographic and historical trends, global statistics on Jewry, obituaries, and exhaustive listings of Jewish organizations and publications —. Wenger uncovers the widespread changes throughout the Jewish community that enabled it to emerge from the turmoil of this period and become a thriving middle-class ethnic group in the post-World War II era.

Responses to the Great Depression set in motion new forms of Jewish adaptation and acculturation in the United States. Ambiguous Relations addresses for the first time the complex relationships between American Jews and Germany over the fifty years following the end of World War II, and examines American Jewry's' ambiguous attitude toward Germany that continues despite sociological and generational changes within the Shafir recounts attempts by.

To the Editors. Peter Beinart offers a conveniently impressionistic view of the American Jewish community to frame his critique of Israeli policy trends [“The Failure of the American Jewish Establishment,” NYR, June 10].He should know better than to fall into the trap of generalizing about the Jewish state without giving proper context for what is going on.

The United States has long been Israel’s closest ally, partly due to the tireless advocacy of American Jews.

But the American Jewish relationship with Israel is changing, and U.S. policy toward Israel is becoming more controversial domestically. Dov Waxman discusses what these trends mean for the future of American support for Israel. And in a community that is solidly Democratic – polls show American Jews prefer Joe Biden over Trump by a 75%% margin – most American Jews.

In Syria, another ancient Jewish community saw mass exodus at the end of the 20th century and numbered fewer than 20 in the midst of the Syrian Civil War. The size of the Jewish community in Indonesia has been variously given as 65,or 18 at most over the last 50 years.

Major Jewish population centers worldwide. THE Latest FROM THE OU. Orthodox Union Exec: ‘We Must Bring the Backyard Experience into the Shul Instead of the Shul Experience to the Backyard’ Decem Orthodox Union Joins the Chicago Jewish Community and Klal Yisrael in Mourning the Passing of HaRav Gedalia Dov Schwartz, zt”l, a True Leader of American Jewry.

In augmenting Jewish ritual, some Renewal Jews borrow freely and openly from Buddhism, Sufism and other faiths. History Origins. Jewish Renewal, in its most general sense, has its origins in the North American Jewish countercultural trends of the late s and early s.

Two trends are particularly telling. First, in terms of median age, Jews are seven years older than other Americans. Second, even by the most cautious figures, at least half of all marriages involving a Jew are to non-Jews.

Neither trend suggests demographic vitality. Featuring more than recipes, this book—which includes recipes from the edition as well as from her two other titles—completes the picture of the centuries-old Jewish community in.

But these kinds of intracommunal disagreements are indicative of much broader trends that have long shaped and continue to shape the American-Jewish community. The first trend, which is well-trodden territory by now, is the distortion field created by the Trump administration’s string of radical pro-Israel policy gestures and pronouncements.

Among American Jews today, there are a great many Zionists, especially in the Orthodox world, people deeply devoted to the State of Israel. And there are a great many liberals, especially in the secular Jewish world, people deeply devoted to human rights for all people, Palestinians included.

But the two groups are increasingly distinct. The same was true of Israeli-Americans in the Pew Research Center survey of U.S. Jews, but not in the National Jewish Population Survey – which made me suggest in my book that the Israeli-Americans were following the predominant Israeli view of U.S. politics in turning away from the Democratic Party during the Obama years.

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Aging in the American Jewish Community. Over the course of the 20th century, the American Jewish elderly have shifted from a primarily immigrant population to one that is mostly American born (Glicksman & Koropeckyj-Cox, ). They have also experienced two major shifts in the status of American Jewry since the Second World War.

As “Mona Lisa,” the pop song by American Jewish of certain trends in Jewish mysticism through books by Christian Kabbalists and Renaissance writers who knew Hebrew, but this is.

2 days ago  The trip transformed his life. Goren decided, for one thing, to search out the Jewish community back home in Seattle, including, he says, Jewish women. He met his wife Suzanne and raised a Jewish family.

He also found a job in the Jewish community, at the Federation, where he worked for 21 years, eventually becoming president. Jonathan Sarna is Joseph H. and Belle R. Braun Professor of American Jewish History at Brandeis University, and chairs the Academic Board of the Jacob Rader Marcus Center of the American Jewish Archives.

Author or editor of more than twenty books on American Jewish history and life, he is also the chief historian of the National Museum of American Jewish History and of the th commemoration. If present trends continue, there will undoubtedly be a smaller Jewish community in the United States numerically and that will undoubtedly also have political and social consequences.

American Jews may not know their way around the Talmud or much about Jewish history, but they sure do excel at soul-searching and have for many, many years. In the late 19th century, in the midth and again in our own day, taking the community’s pulse—and finding it weak and listless—has been a common pursuit and a constant refrain.

Back in October, an American Jewish Community’s survey revealed that only 22% of US Jews would vote for President Donald Trump and 75% would choose former Vice President Joe. What taught me about how the American Jewish community is just a little too comfortable in our whiteness- and how we have a long ways to go to truly embodying “Never Again”.

Amidst all the brouhaha over CNN's firing of Rick Sanchez for his remarks about Jews in the media, an important distinction is being missed.

Yes, there are many individual Jews in positions of influence in Hollywood, in network television, in sports and entertainment, and in many other areas of American public life.

The American Jewish Year Book estimate for the US Jewish population is million and is based on an aggregation of more than local estimates. This number, which represents 2% of the total US population, is consistent with the estimate of million from the Pew Research Center’s A Portrait of Jewish Americans.

The cause of the growth spurt is that Jews have been undercounted due to Jewish atheists becoming more comfortable identifying as Jewish. Times of Israel: “NEW YORK (JTA) — In the past seven years, the American Jewish population has grown 10 percent. t remains a population that is mostly liberal, college educated and overwhelmingly white.

The Iranian-American Jewish community has elevated President Donald Trump into a messianic figure despite his embrace by white supremacists and the rise of hate crimes against Jews.

Alex Koifman, president of the Russian Jewish Community Foundation in Boston, said, "As Jews from the former Soviet Union, we understand. American Jews have not quite abandoned Judaism — according to a Pew Research Center survey ina majority still attend a Seder for Passover and fast.

Morocco's Jewish community has been present since antiquity and grew over the centuries, particularly with the arrival of Jews expelled from Spain by the Catholic kings after

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