Good News: The New Activism

from an editorial in the New York Jewish Week (June 18, 2006):

It is common these days to bemoan the state of Jewish activism in America. Our organizations are out of touch with the Jewish rank and file, some complain; young people are drifting away from affiliation and involvement; the Jewish community has lost its focus on social justice, long seen as a pillar of Jewish security in America.

This week, in a special supplement entitled “The New Activism,” the Jewish Week looks at trends that belie these dire assumptions.

There is an outpouring of Jewish creativity around the country that is giving rise to new organizations, reinvigorating old ones and forging modern modes of activism that both benefit our own community and strengthen the Jewish commitment to the welfare of the society in which we live.

You can read more in this week’s Jewish Week.