Setting the Terms of Reference: Daniel J. Elazar's Impact on American Jewish Organizational Life


Publication Date: June 2000

Publisher: Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs

Author(s): Gerald B. Bubis

Research Area: Culture and religion

Keywords: Communal Organization; Community Development; Leadership; Tribute

Type: Other

Coverage: United States


The author examines the wide-ranging impact of Daniel Elazar on the American Jewish community. For example, Elazar's writings provided the classic analysis of American Jewry, created a model of governance in the Jewish community, identified issues in the Federation movement, and proposed a restructuring of the Jewish Agency for Israel. Elazar also created a classification system of Judaica libraries and played an advocacy role in the Jewish community.