Jewish Political Studies Review Abstracts - Volume 8, Numbers 3-4 (Fall 5757/1996)
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Jewish Political Studies Review Abstracts

Volume 8, Numbers 3-4 (Fall 5757/1996)

"The Constitutional Documents of Modern
and Contemporary Jewish Communities"

The Constitutional Documents of the Italian Jewish Community - Yaakov A. Lattes

This essay aims to compare different constitutional documents of Italian Jewish communities from the sixteenth century until the last document enacted in 1989, in order to give a lasting perspective of the development of some aspects of the Jewish political organization, thought, and structure. These documents show the development of state policy toward Jews and Jewish institutions from the Renaissance up to the present.

The Foundation Documents of the Jewish Community Council (Vaad Ha'Ir) of Montreal - Ira Robinson

This article examines the founding document of the Jewish Community Council of Montreal in the context of the North American Kehilla movement of the early twentieth century. It also situates the document in the context of the internal dynamics of the Montreal Jewish community of the 1920s.

The Jewish Polity on Long Island - In Search of Continuity - Nitza Druyan

According to a 1995 population study, there were 76,000 Jewish households in Nassau County and 37,000 in Suffolk, the two political divisions of Long Island. The Jewish polity in both counties is organized in two umbrella organizations: the Conference of Jewish Organizations of Nassau County (COJONC) and the Suffolk Jewish Communal Planning Council (SJCPC). This article discusses the membership of COJONC and SJCPC, their goals, and their activities. The detailed structures of both organizations are outlined in the appendices. UJA/Federation has thus far financially supported COJONC and SJCPC. Future success of these organizations in particular, and of Jewish continuity on Long Island in general, hinges not only on the continuation of this support, but also on attracting a new generation of Jews to its leadership cadre, primarily through innovative educational efforts and programs.