The Changing Jewish Community and its Implications for Jewish Communal Leadership

Publication Date: January 1997

Publisher: JCC Association

Author(s): Arnold Eisen

Research Area: Culture and religion

Keywords: Jewish Organizations; Social Planning; Future; Community Development

Type: Report


Evaluating the current state of world Jewry, the author contends that the modern world presents the Jewish people with only two options for continued viable existence: Zionism and Emancipation. The author discusses both, including the risks and advantages inherent in each. He further prescribes an agenda and role for Jewish leadership in maximizing Jewish continuity.