Community and Polity: The Organizational...

Community and Polity explores in depth the developments in the American Jewish community in the post-WWII period. Like the first edition, it is designed to serve two purposes: to provide a basic survey of the structure and functions of the American Jewish community and to suggest how that community should be understood as a polity that is not a state but is no less real from a political perspective.

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Community and Polity: The Organizational Dynamics Of American Jewry (Revised and Updated Edition)


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FRONT MATTERAcknowledgementCopyright PageTitle PageDedication PageContentsIllustrationsPreface to the Revised and Updated EditionAbbreviationsIntroduction: The American Jewish Community and the Jewish Political Experience1. Assimilation and Authenticity: The Problem of the American Jewish CommunityAMERICAN JEWISH UNIQUENESSJEWS AND RELIGION IN A NONMYTHIC SOCIETYA POSTEMANCIPATION COMMUNITYTHE AMERICAN EXPERIENCE AND THE JEWS: SIMILARITIES AND DIFFERENCESTHE UNITED STATES AS A PLURALISTIC SOCIETY: PROBLEMS,IRONIES,AND CONTRADICTIONSTHE PROBLEM OF PEOPLEHOOD:THE UNANTICIPATED POLITY2. Jewish Adaptations to American LifeWHO CAME TO AMERICA?WHAT DID THEY DO WHEN THEY ARRIVED?STRUGGLING WITH THE COMPETITIONTHE JEWS AND THE AMERICAN FRONTIERTHE LOCATION OF AMERICAN JEWSSECTIONALISM AND JEWISH SETTLEMENTTHE GEOGRAPHY OF ORGANIZED JEWISH LIFEINTEGRATION AND DISCRIMINATION3. The Community in Its EnvironmentAMERICAN INDIVIDUALISM AND PATTERNS OF PARTICIPATIONTHE JEWISH ENVIRONMENT OF AMERICAN JEWRYTHE NEW INVOLVEMENT WITH WORLD JEWRYRELIGIOUS CHALLENGES TO JEWISH UNITY4. The American Environment and Jewish Religious LifeRELIGIOUS MOVEMENTS AS EXPRESSIONS OF JEWISH ADAPTATION TO AMERICATHE IMPACT OF AMERICA ON JEWISH RELIGIOUS LIFERADICAL ENVIRONMENTAL CHANGE SINCE THE 1960S AND ITS IMPACTOTHER JEWISH INSTITUTIONS IN A RELIGION-ORIENTED ENVIRONMENT5. The Evolving Form of the American Jewish Community: American Geography,Jewish Traditions of Governance,and Technological CSECTIONALISM AND JEWISH RELIGIOUS DEVELOPMENTTRADITIONAL ELEMENTS AND THEIR CONTEMPORARY MANIFESTATIONSSHIFTING BELIEFS AND COMMUNAL NORM ENFORCEMENTTHE IMPACT OF TECHNOLOGICAL CHANGE6. The “State”of American Jewry and Its Institutional BaseA NONCENTRALIZED RELIGOETHNIC COMMUNITYTERRITORIAL AND NONTERRITORIAL ORGANIZATIONCOMMUNITY SIZE,RANK,AND SPACING: SOME ROLE IMPLICATIONS7. The Mosaic of Jewish Communal LifeEXEMPLARY PATTERNSFROM CONGREGATIONALISM TO FEDERALISMTRENDS IN JEWISH ORGANIZATION FROM WORLD WAR II TO THE 1970STHE SYNAGOGUE IN THE NEW COMMUNITY8. Organizing Jewish ActivityGOVERNMENT-LIKE INSTITUTIONSLOCALISTIC INSTITUTIONS AND ORGANIZATIONSGENERAL PURPOSE,MASS-BASED ORGANIZATIONSDECLINES IN MASS-BASED ORGANIZATIONSSPECIAL-INTEREST INSTITUTIONS AND ORGANIZATIONSTRANSFORMATIONS IN THE JEWISH COMMUNITY FEDERATIONS IN THE TENTH GENERATION9. The Five Spheres of Community ActivityRELIGIOUS-CONGREGATIONAL SPHEREEDUCATIONAL-CULTURAL SPHERECOMMUNITY RELATIONS SPHERECOMMUNAL-WELFARE SPHEREISRAEL-OVERSEAS SPHERECHANGING ROLES IN THE COMMUNAL-WELFARE AND ISRAEL-OVERSEAS SPHERESTHE SPHERES AND THE LINKS BETWEEN THEM10. The Major Communities and the New Geo-DemographicsA GEO-DEMOGRAPHIC REVOLUTIONGREATER NEW YORK:A REGION FRAGMENTED ALONG MULTIPLE DIMENSIONSNORTHEASTERN NEW JERSEYLOS ANGELESCHICAGO AND CHICAGOLANDPHILADELPHIA (SOUTHEASTERN PENNSYLVANIA, SOUTHERN NEW JERSEY,AND DELAWARE)AND BOSTON (EASTERN MASSACHUSETTS)GREATER MIAMI AND SOUTHEASTERN FEORIDAWASHINGTON,DC,AND BALTIMORE (THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA,MARYLAND,AND NORTHERN VIRGINIA)SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREACLEVELAND,DETROIT,AND ST.LOUISDENVER AND MINNEAPOLIS:A STUDY IN CONTRASTSINTEGRATED COMMUNITIESCONGREGATIONAL COMMUNITIES11. Institutions and Decision-MakersFOUR BASIC DIVISIONSTHE DECISION MAKERS:THEIR ROLES AND FUNCTIONSOTHER PARTICIPANTSTHE JEWISH PRESSHOW REPRESENTATIVE IS THE JEWISH LEADERSHIP?12. Handling the Tasks of the Jewish CommunityDEFENSE,EDUCATION,AND SOCIAL SERVICES:THE CENTRAL TASKS OF THE ORGANIZED COMMUNITYTHE POLITICS OF COMMUNITY FINANCEFACTORS IN DECISION-MAKINGSYSTEMS OF COMMUNITY POWER AND INFLUENCE13. FROM FRAGMENTATION TO REINTEGRATION? THE POLITY ENTERS THE POSTMODERN EPOCHPOSTMODERN TRENDS IN JEWISH ORGANIZATIONTHE TRUSTEESHIP OF GIVERS AND DOERSTHE UNRAVELING OF THE PROGRESSIVE SOLUTIONTHE REASSERTION OF JEWISH POLITYSelected Bibliography Jewish Community StudiesNotesIndex
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