The Centrality of the Family in Defining Jewish Identity and Identification
Publication Date: June 1979
Publisher(s): Jewish Communal Service Association of North America)
Author(s): Chaim I. Waxman
Series: Journal of Jewish Communal Service, 55-4
Special Collection: Berman Jewish Policy Archive
Keywords: Identity formation; Demography; Social Patterns
Coverage: United States
The author discusses sociologial studies about how family status affects Jewish identity. He concludes that traditional structures of Jewish family life is of great importance to Jewish survival, and suggests that the organized American Jewish community must assert the priority of marriage and family life without simultaneously stigmatizing and alienating those who do not conform with those values.
In Journal of Jewish Communal Service, v.55 no.4, Summer 1979.