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Understanding Jewish Communal Involvement: Theoretical Issues and Policy Implications

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Publication Date: January 1992

Publisher(s): Oxford University Press

Author(s): Gary A. Tobin

Special Collection: Berman Jewish Policy Archive

Topic: Culture and religion (Religion and religious groups)
Social conditions (Community life and organization)

Keywords: American Jews; Volunteerism; Jewish organization

Type: Report

Coverage: United States


In Studies in Contemporary Jewry 8, 118-133. This article focuses both on the different ways in which Jews connect themselves with communal institutions and on the level of organizational participation in such institutions. A distinction will be made between connection or affiliation and involvement in Jewish organization - that is active participation and support.