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Publication Date: June 1979

Publisher(s): Jewish Communal Service Association of North America)

Author(s): Walter A. Lurie

Series: Journal of Jewish Communal Service, 55-4

Special Collection: Berman Jewish Policy Archive

Topic: Culture and religion (Religion and religious groups)
Social conditions (Community life and organization)

Keywords: Jewish Organizations; Israel advocacy; Antisemitism

Type: Report

Coverage: United States


The author examines the contemporary field of Jewish community relations, discussing aspects that have changed in recent decades (such as those related to events in Israel, and developments in Catholic-Jewish relations) and others that have remained the same (such as the continued existence of anti-Semitism.) He suggests that one of the most significant changes has been the shift from defensive responses to specific problems to a long-term strategy of proactive and consistent engagement.

In Journal of Jewish Communal Service, v.55 no.4, Summer 1979.