Jewish Organizational Life in the U.S. Since 1945
Publication Date: January 1995
Publisher(s): American Jewish Committee
Author(s): Jack Wertheimer
Special Collection: Berman Jewish Policy Archive
Keywords: American Jews; Jewish organizations; Volunteerism
Coverage: United States
The essay analyzes the most pronounced trends in American Jewish organizational life in the postwar era. How has the organized community defined its interests and expressed its goals at different points in the past half century? To what extent have Jewish organizations built a consensus on fundamental questions of priorities and policies? These broader themes provide a context in which to examine the work of specific organizations and a means to map the shifting topography of the organized community.