,Jewish-Latino Interactions in the United States

Jewish-Latino Interactions in the United States


Publication Date: July 2008

Publisher: Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs

Author(s): Steven F. Windmueller; Manfred Gerstenfeld

Research Area: Culture and religion

Keywords: Advocacy; Dialogue; Community Relations; Race

Type: Other

Coverage: United States


Dr. Steven Windmueller reviews demographic data concerning the increasing political and social importance of America's large and growing Latino population. He identifies shared values which are key to improving Jewish-Latino relations, including an emphasis on family and education, and elements of agreement and sympathy on immigration issues. An important goal for the Jewish community, the author contends, is to develop strategies to introduce the next generation of Latino officials to Jewish leaders and to Israel, and to nurture connections with young Latinos who are emerging as leaders in their communities.