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Contact: The Journal of the Jewish Life Network / Steinhardt Foundation -- Beyond Categories: The Future of Denominations

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Publication Date: January 2005

Publisher(s): Steinhardt Foundation for Jewish Life

Author(s): Arthur Green; Jack Wertheimer; Steven M. Cohen

Series: Contact: The Journal of the Jewish Life Network / Steinhardt Foundation, Eli Valley (ed), vol.7, no.

Special Collection: Berman Jewish Policy Archive

Topic: Culture and religion (Religion and religious groups)

Keywords: Jewish identification; Pluralism; Jewish Unity; Religious Denominations

Type: Other


This issue of Contact examines developments in the Jewish world beyond denominations. Rabbi Arthur Green discusses extra-denominational rabbis. Rabbi Yitz Greenberg and Dr. Jack Wertheimer engage in discussion and analysis of current trends in Jewish denominations and anti-denominationalism. Steven M. Cohen discusses the two separate tendencies of non-denominationalism and post-denominationalism. Dr. Bruce Powell discusses Jewish community high schools. Also included are articles by Rabbi Sharon Brous, Eli Valley, Jill Eisner, and Michael H. Steinhardt.