Continuity" of the Jewish people implies not only physical survival but the extension of the Jewish past into the future. Such continuity in America implies the establishment of real, not rhetorical, Jewish communities that are propelled by democratic values but bolstered with Jewish traditions. The leadership of these communities will be open to change but committed to tradition, socially-oriented and Jewishly-educated. Only by building together a new Jewish polity from the fragments of American Judaism can the Jewish people fulfill its greater purpose of making meaningful and significant contributions to the general public.
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Verbit, Mervin F. Structural Conditions of Jewish Continuity in America. Journal of Jewish Communal Service. Jewish Communal Service Association of North America (JCSA),National Conference of Jewish Communal Service. Fall 1971: