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The Return of the Jewish Cosmopolitan

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Publication Date: July 2009

Publisher(s): National Jewish Center for Learning and Leadership (U.S.)

Author(s): Michael Gottsegen

Series: CLAL Community and Society Archive

Special Collection: Berman Jewish Policy Archive

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

Keywords: Culture; Modernity; Communal Organization; Management

Type: Other

Coverage: United States


The author discusses the challenges faced by Jewish communal organizations in a time when many of the traditional battles for which they were created and structured have been achieved, and what it can mean and look like for a Jewish organization to retain its particular Jewishness while reaching outwards in a cosmopolitan way.