The Federations Step Forward

By Daniel J. Elazar

Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs (JCPA), 1995

Although its history as a Jewish community extends back to 1654, Jewish America was to all intents and purposes a colony of European Jewry until the nineteenth century, and was a dependency even longer. The combination of events and self-organization transformed it to be the dominant Jewish community for much of the twentieth century and the dominant diaspora community still. The federation movement became the keystone to that self-organization early, before it was recognized as such.

Topic: Management and Administration, Jewish Federations, Diaspora, Community Development, Communal Organization

Name of Publication: Jewish Political Studies Review

Editor: Elazar, Daniel J.

Volume/Issue: Vol.7/no.3-4

Page Number(s): 13-31

Funder: Betsy Gidwitz , Milken Library of Jewish Public Affairs

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Genre: Book Chapter

Coverage: United States

Language: English

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Bibliographic Information:
Elazar, Daniel J. The Federations Step Forward. Jewish Political Studies Review. Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs (JCPA). 1995: 13-31.


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