Investigating recent developments in Jewish communities worldwide.
November 23, 2011 | Sylvia Barack Fishman
Delayed marriage and nonmarriage contribute to a low American Jewish fertility rate, well under replacement level. The high school years are very important for later patterns of behavior, including Jewish family formation. Community leaders, policy planners, and parents can enhance the likelihood that children will grow up to want to create their own Jewish households. Educational programs for teens are a top priority.
May 25, 2011 | Dr. Betsy Gidwitz
The American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee continues to do essential work in the post-Soviet states, but financial distress has caused the organization to sharply curtail its welfare services to vulnerable Jewish population groups. The cutbacks are due as much to decisions by North American Jewish federations to reduce subventions to international programs before the onset of the current financial crisis as to the crisis itself.
April 15, 2011 | Prof. Julien Bauer
February 24, 2011 | Dr. Ephraim Nissan
January 18, 2011 | Noam Ivri
January 6, 2011 | Rifat Bali
September 15, 2010 | Steven M. Cohen
August 15, 2010 | Yosef Dov Robinson