A Primer on the American Jewish Community
Publication Date: January 2008
Publisher(s): American Jewish Committee
Special Collection: Berman Jewish Policy Archive
Keywords: Community Relations; Diversity; Jewish Organizations; Fundraising and Philanthropy
Coverage: United States
In order to demystify what seems a complex and even arcane structure to both outside observers and many Jews, the American Jewish Committee (AJC) thought it useful to prepare a road map of the community and its institutions. AJC commissioned Jerome Chanes, a longtime analyst of American Jewish life, to show the reader how the community evolved, how it is structured, and what issues constitute its agenda.