The Geography of American Jewish Communal Life

By Daniel J. Elazar

American Jewish Congress, January 26, 1973

The author attempts to explain the way in which American Jews are dispersed around the United States, and how their countrywide dispersion is organized from locality to locality, given that according to Elazar, Jewish activity in the United States is a predominantly local activity. Furthermore, the author discusses the larger American Jewish communities (i.e., New York City, Los Angeles, etc.) as a function of population and delves into local decision-making processes as dependant on communal size. Furthermore, the author explores the "hierarchy of Jewish communities" in the United States, and outlines the geographic distribution of the American Jewish communities, among many other topics covered.

Topic: Residential Patterns, Cities and Suburbs, Geography, Jewish Organizations, Communal Organization

Name of Publication: Congress Bi-Weekly

Page Number(s): 10-13

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Genre: Report

Coverage: Los Angeles, California , New York, New York , United States

Language: English

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Bibliographic Information:
Elazar, Daniel J. The Geography of American Jewish Communal Life. Congress Bi-Weekly. American Jewish Congress. 26 January 1973: 10-13.


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