New Roles, New Commitments? Jewish Women’s Involvement in the Community’s Organizational Structure

Publication Date: January 1993

Publisher: Institute of Contemporary Jewry

Author(s): Alice Goldstein

Research Area: Social conditions

Keywords: Socioeconomic status; Jewish organizations; Gender

Type: Report

Coverage: Rhode Island


This paper seeks to examine the community involvement of Jewish women by assessing sociodemographic differentials in organizational membership and volunteer activity of Jewish women living in Rhode Island in 1987. Special attention will be given to those factors that have changed most dramatically for women in recent decades--labor force status and number of young children at home.

In Jewish Population Studies 25 (Papers in Jewish Demography, 1989), 185-203.