Jewish Identity and Jewish Identification

By Irving Brodsky

Jewish Communal Service Association of North America (JCSA), National Conference of Jewish Communal Service, Spring 1968

This piece explores the concepts of Jewish identity and Jewish identification in terms of their meaning and existing research that explores this area. The author references Victor SanuaĆ¢??s research, which highlights patterns of identification as related to such factors as charitable contributions, religion observances and oneĆ¢??s religious education. The author also affirms that practitioners are concerned with the development of identity and its expression in the form of religio-ethnic identification as a process that continues throughout life. The piece concludes by asserting that more clarity is needed to understand viable life patterns, which may include patterns of possible Jewish identity conveyed through meaningful and diverse acts of Jewish identification.

Topic: Jewish Identification, Scholarship, Study, Identity Formation, Diversity, Academic Research

Name of Publication: Journal of Jewish Communal Service

Editor: Sherman, Sanford N.

Volume/Issue: Vol. 44/No. 3

Page Number(s): 254-259

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Genre: Article

Coverage: United States

Language: English

Copyright Holder: Publisher

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Bibliographic Information:
Brodsky, Irving. Jewish Identity and Jewish Identification. Journal of Jewish Communal Service. Jewish Communal Service Association of North America (JCSA),National Conference of Jewish Communal Service. Spring 1968: 254-259. http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=4610


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