Jewish Leaders

Generational Divide In Jewish Life Is Overstated

11/09/2010
Special To The Jewish Week

Professor Jack Wertheimer’s recent report on Jewish leaders in their 20s and 30s (see “Exploring the Generation Gap Among Jewish Leaders”) is a critical step forward to understanding the fundamental shifts in perspective of a new generation. Yet, as one of those interviewed for the study, I believe two of his conclusions are misplaced, and unnecessarily pit the “older establishment” against the “younger non-establishment.” The reality is much more complex.

Rouse speaks to Jewish leaders

11/02/2010

WASHINGTON (JTA) -- President Obama's new chief of staff reached out to Jewish leaders.

Pete Rouse, who replaced Rahm Emanuel, spoke Oct. 28 in a conference call with an array of Jewish leaders.

Some leaders complained Monday to JTA that the call held little substance; the only two Jewish speakers were from Chicago and are admirers of Obama.

Rouse established close relations with Jewish leaders when he was chief of staff to former Sen. Tom Daschle (D-S.D.), the majority leader from 2001 to 2003.

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