American Jewish Congress ‘dialogue’ in Israel Will Focus on Younger Generation
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American Jewish Congress ‘dialogue’ in Israel Will Focus on Younger Generation

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Growing concern over the rejection of traditional forms and institutions of Jewish life by the younger Jewish generation in the United States and in Israel will form the background of the seventh annual “American-Israel Dialogue” sponsored by the American Jewish Congress. The dialogue will be held at the Haifa Technion from July 27-31, the AJ Congress announced. Its theme will be “modes of transmitting the Jewish heritage in Israel and the United States.” Participants will discuss two recent developments in the U.S.–the new forms of emerging Jewish religious commitment based on social action and in some cases, communal living; and new demands for an overhaul of rabbinic training with less emphasis on traditional congregational duties and more on Jewish social service.

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