Publication Date: June 1982
Publisher: Jewish Communal Service Association of North America
Author(s): Daniel J. Elazar
Research Area: Culture and religion; Population and demographics
Keywords: Community Development; Demography; Residential Patterns
Coverage: United States
Beyond the basic institutions of congregation and community, each segment of the Jewish polity must develop its own institutions for each time and place. There is little question, for example, that the havurah which has developed in the United States in the last two decades is one institutional response to the needs of a migratory population, a means to create ties that go beyond the merely associational in an effort to provide surrogate familial links.
In Journal of Jewish Communal Service, 58:4.