By Jonathan Woocher, Meredith Woocher (auth.), Arnold Dashefsky, Ira Sheskin (eds.)
This e-book, in its 113th 12 months, offers perception into significant traits within the North American Jewish neighborhood, reading Jewish schooling, big apple Jewry, nationwide and Jewish communal affairs, and the united states and international Jewish inhabitants. It additionally acts as a major source with its lists of Jewish associations, Jewish periodicals, and educational assets in addition to Jewish honorees, obituaries, and significant contemporary occasions. it may end up beneficial to social scientists and historians of the yankee Jewish group, Jewish communal employees, and the click, between others.
For greater than a century, the American Jewish 12 months Book has remained and maintains to serve, even within the web age, because the prime reference paintings on modern Jewish existence. This year’s quantity, with its specific reviews on Jewish schooling and the recent York group and its updates on Jewish inhabitants data, Jewish associations, and the foremost Jewish figures who handed within the 12 months prior, maintains this best suited tradition.
Pamela S. Nadell, Chair, division of heritage, American collage and Co-editor, Making Women’s Histories: past nationwide Perspectives
The 2013 quantity of the American Jewish 12 months Book impressively demonstrates that Arnold Dashefsky and Ira Sheskin have restored this significant source in all its former glory.
Bruce A. Phillips, Professor of Sociology and Jewish Communal carrier, Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of faith, Los Angeles
Having a present American Jewish yr Book on my shelf is like having a panel of specialists on American Jewish existence on the prepared, ready to offer me considerate, actual solutions and observations at the key matters, tendencies and statistics that outline our continental Jewish group at the present time. good into its moment century, the American Jewish yr Book is still a necessary source for severe leaders, practitioners and scholars who search to flooring their paintings in good learn and updated data.
Jacob Solomon, higher Miami Jewish Federation President and CEO
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Not knowing Israel’s story, argues Ken Stein, a professor at Emory University actively involved in training Israel educators, often weakens identity, pride, and commitment to the Jewish state (Stein 2013). Much of the new investment in Israel education has been motivated by a concern that ill-informed Jewish students are unprepared to be advocates for Israel on college campuses and in the wider society. As a result, numerous efforts have been launched to equip young people in high school and college with the motivation and knowledge to be able to defend Israel effectively in today’s contentious political climate.
Organizations founded within the past decade), with total budgets of around $200 million. Among the respondents to the Jumpstart survey, 53 % listed Jewish education as among the five top areas in which they operated (Jumpstart 2011). ) A separate compilation of innovative education organizations and programs completed by JESNA in 2011 identified more than 220 such programs, at least half of which operated outside of traditional institutions. At a minimum, therefore, we are dealing with a set of programs numbering in the hundreds.
Despite Israel’s continuing prominence as a focal point for American Jewish organizational activity, levels of basic knowledge about Israeli history, society, and culture are in many cases not necessarily great. Not knowing Israel’s story, argues Ken Stein, a professor at Emory University actively involved in training Israel educators, often weakens identity, pride, and commitment to the Jewish state (Stein 2013). Much of the new investment in Israel education has been motivated by a concern that ill-informed Jewish students are unprepared to be advocates for Israel on college campuses and in the wider society.