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Bridging the Gap Between a New Generation of American and Israeli Jews

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Publication Date: January 1990

Publisher(s): Conference of Jewish Communal Service (U.S.)

Author(s): Lawrence Sternberg

Series: Journal of Jewish Communal Service, 66:4

Special Collection: Berman Jewish Policy Archive

Topic: Culture and religion (Multiculturalism and cultural relations)

Keywords: Diaspora Relations; Jewish Youth; Israel Attachment

Type: Report

Coverage: United States Israel


As American and Israeli Jewry evolve into distinctive communities, there is evidence of a growing distancing between the younger generations of each society. Both American and Israeli Jewry have vital stakes in a continued strong relationship. Two methods — leadership seminars and high-quality video productions—are described as means of bridging the gap between young American Jews and young Israeli Jews.