Understanding Jewish Communal Involvement: Theoretical Issues and Policy Implications


Publication Date: January 1992

Publisher: Oxford University Press

Author(s): Gary A. Tobin

Research Area: Culture and religion; Social conditions

Keywords: American Jews; Volunteerism; Jewish organization

Type: Report

Coverage: United States


In Studies in Contemporary Jewry 8, 118-133. This article focuses both on the different ways in which Jews connect themselves with communal institutions and on the level of organizational participation in such institutions. A distinction will be made between connection or affiliation and involvement in Jewish organization - that is active participation and support.