Jewish Futures, Past and Present


Publication Date: January 2000

Publisher: National Jewish Center for Learning and Leadership

Author(s): Libby Garland

Research Area: Culture and religion

Keywords: Culture; Future; Social Patterns

Type: Other

Coverage: United States


The author shares highlights from The American Hebrew Jewish Weekly's September 1924 edition, consisting of a symposium in which prominent thinkers, like Stephen Wise, Helen Keller, and W.E.B. DuBois predicted what America would look like in the year 2000, focusing on the predictions concerning the Jewish community. She reflects on the daring of the enterprise, some of its surprisingly accurate results, and such a project's ongoing relevance to today's Jewish community.