Individualism Challenges Community

By Jacob J. Schacter

Jewish Telegraphic Agency (JTA), November 2007

As part of JTA's series on "Reimagining Federated Philanthropy," the author looks at the challenge of ensuring meaningful Jewish communal growth in an age and society where individualism reigns supreme. He states that above all else, we face a challenge of balance: balancing family and careers, balancing work and play, balancing engagement with the universal elements of American culture with the unique content of our Jewish commitments. He argues that as valuable as personal giving and individual volunteerism is, engagement with the broader agenda of the Jewish people is also important.

Topic: Continuity, Jewish Identification, Jewish Continuity, Community Building

Genre: Brief

Coverage: United States

Language: English

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Schacter, Jacob J. Individualism Challenges Community. Jewish Telegraphic Agency (JTA). November 2007:


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