Building Community and Peoplehood In a Time of Personalism

By Jonathan Woocher

Beit Hatfutsot: The International school for Jewish Peoplehood Studies, 2008

Amidst the ubiquitous signs that the commitment to Jewish community and peoplehood is eroding, especially amongst Jewish youth, Woocher argues that the key point is not understanding how we got here but crafting a way to respond. He offers practical suggestions for the Jewish community: to invest in building Jewish social, communal and "peoplehood capital," a concept that recognizes that underlying the formal structures and institutions of society lies a substructure of relationships and dispositions that are necessary to sustain these institutions. He also discusses three implications of responding in such a way.

Topic: Peoplehood, Philanthropy and Fundraising, Development, Youth, Engagement, Israel Experience, Fundraising and Philanthropy, Community Building

Name of Publication: The Peoplehood Papers

Editor: Serkin, Tova

Volume/Issue: Volume 2

Page Number(s): 33-39

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Genre: Essay

Coverage: United States

Language: English

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Bibliographic Information:
Woocher, Jonathan. Building Community and Peoplehood In a Time of Personalism. The Peoplehood Papers. Beit Hatfutsot: The International school for Jewish Peoplehood Studies. 2008: 33-39. http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=11745


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