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2019 Annual Assessment

JPPI’s recommendations relate to the next stage of the project: the operational or interventionist stage. In the next phase, we will explore possible steps to promote enhanced collaboration between the communities and increased involvement of Hasidic and Yeshivish Orthodox in general American life.

National-Global Israel Advocacy
National Jewish organizations, especially those that engage in Israel advocacy, should explore concrete steps to increase Haredi membership and involvement. These could include Haredi recruitment campaigns and educational programs aimed at the Haredi community.

Community Relations
Local federations and other Jewish organizations should explore the active recruitment of Hassidic and Yeshivish Orthodox participation in Jewish Community Relations Councils. This should include setting up educational seminars to facilitate their participation.

Community Services and Jewish Education
Local communities should set up task forces composed of federation and Haredi community activists and volunteers to examine where family services and other community programs can be pooled and where redundancy can be reduced.

Public Service, Professional Development
National Jewish organizations and philanthropic agencies and individuals should examine the creation of special professional development and mentoring programs for gifted Haredi individuals so that they can qualify for public service positions in both domestic and foreign policy areas.

All further exploration of intervention steps must include constant consultation and dialogue with the relevant Orthodox and Haredi leaders.

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