Exploring Jewish Social Networks
Publication Date: January 2002
Publisher(s): Association for the Social Scientific Study of Jewry
Author(s): Rela Mintz Geffen
Special Collection: Berman Jewish Policy Archive
Keywords: American Jews; Residential mobility
Coverage: United States
In Contemporary Jewry 23, 64-71. The article analyses the influence Jewish social networks have over identity and participation in Jewish activities. The author suggests to reconsider the neighborhood asking whether propinquity automatically fosters common identity or is it commonality of interest and values that do so? The author also questions whether Jewish friendship circles might influence further Jewish involvement in a time where 'virtual reality has become the real thing.'