Organizational and Philanthropic Behavior of the North American Jewish Community

By Daniel J. Elazar

Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs (JCPA), 1999

The author relies on survey data to draw a portrait of the North American Jewish communityĆ¢??s communal work, including its historical development. He maps out the apparently disorganized and largely decentralized "activity of American Jewry into five spheres: the religious-congregational sphere; the education-cultural sphere; the community relations-defense sphere; the communal-welfare sphere; and the Israel-overseas sphere. Overall, he praises the communityĆ¢??s success in organizing according to voluntary principles and practices, unlike many other Jewish and religious communities, entirely without recourse to government power.

Topic: History, Development, Social Services, Fundraising and Philanthropy, Communal Organization

Name of Publication: Daniel Elazar On-line Library

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Genre: Article

Coverage: North America , United States

Language: English

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Elazar, Daniel J. Organizational and Philanthropic Behavior of the North American Jewish Community. Daniel Elazar On-line Library. Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs (JCPA). 1999: http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=3645


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