On the Nature of Jewish Belonging in Contemporary Times: New Trends in the Study of American and Israeli Jewry

[RG #96] On the Nature of Jewish Belonging in Contemporary Times: New Trends in the Study of American and Israeli Jewry

March 1 - June 30, 2004

Organizers:

Steven Cohen (The Hebrew University of Jerusalem)
Harvey Goldberg (The Hebrew University of Jerusalem)

The aim of our research group is to analyze new trends in the study of American and Israeli Jewry. This task will involve the documentation and intepretation of recent emerging trends in how people choose to express Jewish life and affiliate with other Jews, as well as thinking about familiar forms of Jewish diversity in new ways. We will explore the processes of historical development, as well as dynamic negotiation and choices made by Jews as individuals and as groups in forming the striking range of forms that characterize contemporary Jewish "belonging".

 

Members

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Steven Cohen

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The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Steven is a professor in the School of Education at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
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Lynn Davidman

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Brown University
Lynn is a professor in the Program in Judaic Studies at Brown University.
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Harvey Goldberg

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The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Harvey is a professor in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
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Samuel Heilman

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C.U.N.Y. Queens
Samuel is a professor in the Department of Sociology at C.U.N.Y. Queens.
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Shaul Kelner

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Brandeis University
Shaul is a professor in the Center for Modern Jewish Studies at Brandeis University.
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Ezra Kopelowitz

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The Jewish Agency
Ezra is affiliated with the Department of Jewish-Zionist Education at the Jewish Agency, Jerusalem.
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Yaacov Yadgar

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Bar-Ilan University
Yaacov is a professor in the Department of Political Studies at Bar-Ilan University.
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Yael Zerubavel

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Rutgers University
Yael is a professor in the Center for Jewish Life at Rutgers University.