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The Meaning of Jewish Continuity in the North American Jewish Community: A Preliminary Empirical Assessment

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Publication Date: January 1994

Publisher(s): Jewish Education Service of North America

Author(s): Arnold Dashefsky; Alyson L. Bacon

Special Collection: Berman Jewish Policy Archive

Topic: Culture and religion (Religion and religious groups)

Keywords: North American Jews; Jewish identification; Jewish organizations

Type: Report


In: Agenda Jewish Education 4, 22-28. In order to assess the nature and meaning of Jewish continuity Jewish Education Service of North America undertook to solicit continuity statements from all member federations of the Council of Jewish Federations. This report will focus on the following issues concerning the submitted continuity statements: definition of continuity; the mission statement or vision; the general goals, specific objectives and proposed target groups. Policy implications and recommendations based on this analysis will be offered.