American Jewish Organizations and the State of Israel
Leadership in the 21st century and the responsibilities of Jewish leadership, the dialectical relationship between leaders and their constituencies

Recorded at Judaism, Democracy, and the Ethics of Inclusion
June 12, 2014

An examination of a range of historical moments between American Jewish communal organizations and their relationship to the state of Israel. How did positions of leadership and ideological perspectives influence approaches toward and relationships with Israel? Thinking about leadership qualities needed in the 21st century, we will consider the roles and responsibilities of Jewish leadership and the dialectical relationship between leaders and their constituencies. Ultimately to whom is a leader responsible?

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