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Contact: The Journal of the Jewish Life Network / Steinhardt Foundation -- Israel and the Future of American Jewry

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Publication Date: May 1998

Publisher(s): Steinhardt Foundation for Jewish Life

Author(s): Michael Steinhardt; Irving Greenberg

Series: Contact: The Journal of the Jewish Life Network / Steinhardt Foundation, Niles E. Goldstein (ed), vo

Special Collection: Berman Jewish Policy Archive

Topic: Culture and religion (Religion and religious groups)

Keywords: Identity Formation; Religion; Diaspora Relations; Israel experience

Type: Other

Abstract:

This issue of Contact discusses the place of Israel in modern Jewish life. Michael Steinhardt lays out the vision that would later become birthright israel, the program which offers each Jewish young adult a trip to Israel. Rabbi Irving Greenberg discusses centrality of Israel to Jewish life and the Jewish future.