The Jewish Polity on Long Island - In Search of Continuity

By Nitza Druyan

Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs (JCPA), Fall 1996

According to a 1995 population study, there were 76,000 Jewish households in Nassau County and 37,000 in Suffolk, the two political divisions of Long Island. The Jewish polity in both counties is organized in two umbrella organizations: the Conference of Jewish Organizations of Nassau County (COJONC) and the Suffolk Jewish Communal Planning Council (SJCPC). This article discusses the membership of COJONC and SJCPC, their goals, and their activities. The detailed structures of both organizations are outlined in the appendices. UJA-Federation has thus far financially supported COJONC and SJCPC. Future success of these organizations in particular, and of Jewish continuity on Long Island in general, hinges not only on the continuation of this support, but also on attracting a new generation of Jews to its leadership cadre, primarily through innovative educational efforts and programs.

Topic: Membership, Engagement, Jewish Organizations, Affiliation, Demography

Name of Publication: Jewish Political Studies Review

Volume/Issue: Vol.8/no.3-4

Page Number(s): 87-111

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Genre: Scholarly Journal

Coverage: Long Island, New York

Language: English

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Bibliographic Information:
Druyan, Nitza. The Jewish Polity on Long Island - In Search of Continuity. Jewish Political Studies Review. Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs (JCPA). Fall 1996: 87-111.


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