Jews and the American Public Square

            An affiliate of the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs

A project initiated by
The Pew Charitable Trusts

Jews and the American Public Square is a three-year program of communal dialogue, research and publication designed to explore the theme of religion and the public square in the context of the American Jewish experience.

The program seeks to foster a greater public understanding of the religious voice in the ongoing conversation concerning the renewal of American democracy, and to help educate the academic community as well as the American public at large about the various ways in which people of faith participate in American civic life, and of the important role religion continues to play in shaping the public square.


PROGRAM COMPONENTS:

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE:

  • Prof. Alan Mittleman, Director of the Project and Head, Department of Religion, Muhlenberg College.
  • Dr. Robert A. Licht, University of Chicago.
  • Prof. Jonathan Sarna, Joseph H. & Belle R. Braun Professor of American Jewish history and Chair, Dept of Near Eastern & Judaic Studies, Brandeis University.

FOUNDING CO-DIRECTOR:

  • Prof. Daniel J. Elazar (deceased), Founding President, Center for Jewish Community Studies and Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs.


CENTER FOR JEWISH COMMUNITY STUDIES
7 Church Lane
Suite 9
Baltimore, MD 21208 USA

Tel. (410) 653-7779; Fax. (410) 653-8889

JERUSALEM CENTER FOR PUBLIC AFFAIRS
Beit Milken, 13 Tel Hai St., Jerusalem 92107, Israel
Tel. 972-2-5619281; Fax. 972-2-5619112

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