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The New Jewish Leaders (Paperback)

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Paperback 376 Pages / Published: 12/01/2012
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By the end of the twentieth century, a new generation of leaders had begun to assume positions of influence within established organizations. They quickly launched a slew of new initiatives directed at their age peers. Born during the last quarter of the twentieth century, these leaders came of age in a very different America and a different Jewish world than earlier generations. Not surprisingly, their worldview and understanding of Jewish issues set them apart from their elders, as does their approach to organizing. Based upon extensive interviews and survey research, as well as an examination of the websites frequented by younger Jews and personal observation of their programs, The New Jewish Leaders presents a pioneering account of the renewal of American Jewish community. This book describes how younger Jews organize, relate to collective Jewish efforts, and think about current Jewish issues. It also offers a glimpse of how they re-envision American Jewish communal arrangements. What emerges is a fascinating exploration of Jewish community in America today-and tomorrow.

Publisher: University Press of New England
ISBN: 9781611681833
Number of pages: 376
Weight: 540 g
Dimensions: 235 x 156 x 21 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
This book provides data and insights intended to guide the institutional changes needed to attract and enhance the commitment of today s young Jews. Several important shifts in the general society, which are echoed in the Jewish community, pose serious challenges. . . . Numerous scholarly and programmatic efforts are being devoted to responding to these shifts. This book adds a great deal to that discourse. Jewish Book World"
Edited by one of the finest chroniclers of Jewish history, this volume seeks to provide a literary template regarding young Jewish leaders between the ages of 21 and 40. Hardly surprising, its greatest strengths are editor Wertheimer s contributions: his preface, lengthy first chapter, and conclusion. . . . Recommended. Choice"
Collections focusing primarily on the development of Jewish organizations, American Jewish history and non-profit management can directly benefit from this work. Association of Jewish Libraries newsletter"
As with Wertheimer s previous efforts, the research is well done, the writing and editing is excellent, and the results are significant. . . . The project because this is the culmination of a research effort and not just the editing of a book collection is well done from beginning to end. H-JUDAIC"
On many levels, this is a wonderfully informative book. It offers great insight into shifting patters and attitudes towards pluralism, denominationalism, and many other topics critical to this generation of young, involved Jews. Those with the skills and training to plumb the depths the depths of this material will learn a great deal about what the book s subtitle calls the reshaping of the American Jewish landscape. Jewish Ideas Daily"
"On many levels, this is a wonderfully informative book. It offers great insight into shifting patters and attitudes towards pluralism, denominationalism, and many other topics critical to this generation of young, involved Jews. Those with the skills and training to plumb the depths the depths of this material will learn a great deal about what the book's subtitle calls the reshaping of the American Jewish landscape."--Jewish Ideas Daily

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