Annual Assessments

2017 Annual Assessment

Annual Assessment 2017

Dr. Shlomo Fischer

Avinoam Bar-Yosef, Chaya Ekstein, Dan Feferman, Matthew Gerson
Avi Gil, Inbal Hakman, Yossi Chen, Michael Herzog, Dov Maimon, Gitit Paz-Levi,
Steven Popper, Uzi Rebhun, Shmuel Rosner, John Ruskay, Noah Slepkov, Shalom Salomon Wald

Barry Geltman
Rami Tal

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2017 Annual Assessment

In this part of JPPI’s Annual Assessment, we consider the influence of several forces for change upon the ability for Jewish communities to maintain a material basis for their families, institutions, and communities to continue sustaining traditional interests while reacting to external change. In the first section, we look specifically at the reaction against “globalization” that appears to have been so strongly expressed in the political turmoil of 2016-17. What does this portend for the Jewish people and for Israel? We then look at the institutions of the North American Jewish community in the face of no less forceful social and financial upheavals and assess their resilience in the face of change.