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Publication Date: October 2001

Publisher(s): Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs

Author(s): Daniel J. Elazar

Series: Jewish Political Studies Review 13:3-4 (Fall 2001).

Special Collection: Berman Jewish Policy Archive

Topic: Culture and religion (Religion and religious groups)

Keywords: Intermarriage; Jewish Continuity; Jewish Identification; Ethnicity

Type: Report

Coverage: Colorado United States


In the ski resort town of Steamboat Springs, Colorado, the late Professor Daniel J. Elazar, founder of the thirty-year, worldwide Study of Jewish Community Organization (and founder of the Jewish Political Studies Review), found a microcosm of the American Jewry now taking shape. In this town of 7,000 are several hundred Jews, ninety of whom are members of local Jewish organizations. They represent a community of Americans of Jewish descent for whom being Jewish is increasingly a matter of individual identification.