CHAIM I. WAXMAN
Mishmar Ha’am St. 11
Jerusalem 93226
ISRAEL

e-mail: chaimwa@hadassah.ac.il and/or waxmanci@rci.rutgers.edu

Professor and Department Head, Behavioral Sciences, Hadassah Academic College, Jerusalem 9101001, Israel.
Professor Emeritus of Sociology and Jewish Studies, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ 08903. Retired, 7/1/06. Undergraduate Sociology Department Chair, 1978-81, 1985-86, 1992-93.
Senior Fellow, The Van Leer Jerusalem Institute, Jerusalem, Israel.

PREVIOUS POSITIONS:
Community Organizer, Yonkers (NY) Community Action Program, 1984-66.
Assistant Professor of Sociology, Central Connecticut State College, 1966-72; Brooklyn College, City University of New York, 1972-75.
Visiting Professor: Tel-Aviv University (1982-84), Yale University (1968-69), Yeshiva University (1976-2001), University of Pittsburgh (1976).
Senior Fellow, Jewish People Policy Planning Institute, Jerusalem, 2006-09.
Dorset Fellow, Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies, Yarnton, UK, January-March 2013.
Fellow, The Harry S. Truman Research Institute for the Advancement of Peace, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel, 2011-2015.

EDUCATION:
Ph.D. The New School for Social Research, Sociology, 1974.
M.A. The New School for Social Research, 1965.
M.H.L. Yeshiva University, Jewish Philosophy, History, Sociology, 1966.
B.A. Yeshiva University, Sociology, 1963.

PUBLICATIONS:

BOOKS

Social Change and Halakhic Evolution in American Orthodoxy.  Liverpool, UK: Littman Library of Jewish Civilization/Liverpool University Press, 2017.

IGGUD: Selected Essays in Jewish Studies, Vol. 2, History of the Jewish People and Contemporary Jewish Society (Co-Ed. with Gershon Bacon, Albert Baumgarten, Jacob Barnai, and Israel J. Yuval). Jerusalem: World Union of Jewish Studies, 2009.

Religious Zionism Post Disengagement: Future Directions (Orthodox Forum Series).  New York & Jersey City, NJ: Yeshiva University Press/Ktav Publishing House, 2008.

Historical Dictionary of Zionism, Second Edition (Co-Author, with Rafael Medoff). Lanham, MD: Scarecrow Press, 2008. Paperback Edition titled, The A to Z of Zionism, 2009.  First Edition, Lanham, MD: Scarecrow Press, 2000.

Flipping Out? Myth or Fact: The Impact of the “Year in Israel” (Co-Author with Shalom Z. Berger and Daniel Jacobson). New York: Yashar Books, 2007.

Jews in Israel: Contemporary Social and Cultural Patterns (Co-Ed., with Uzi Rebhun). Hanover: Brandeis University Press/University Press of New England, 2004.

Jewish Baby Boomers: A Communal Perspective. Albany: State University of New York Press, 2001.

Jews in America: A Contemporary Reader (Co-Ed., with Roberta Rosenberg Farber). Hanover: Brandeis University Press/University Press of New England, 1999.

Tikkun Olam: Social Responsibility in Jewish Thought and Law [Orthodox Forum Series]. (Co-Ed., with David Shatz and Nathan J. Diament).Northvale, NJ: Jason Aronson, 1997.

Study Guide to accompany W. E. Thompson and J. V. Hickey, Society in Focus: An Introduction to Sociology, Second Edition. New York: HarperCollins, 1996.

Israel as a Religious Reality [Orthodox Forum Series] (Ed.). Northvale, NJ: Jason Aronson, 1994.

American Aliya: Portrait of an Innovative Migration Movement. Detroit, Wayne State University Press, 1989.

America’s Jews in Transition. Philadelphia, Temple University Press, 1983.

Ethnicity, Identity and History (Co-Ed., with Joseph B. Maier). New Brunswick, Transaction Books, 1983.

The Stigma of Poverty: A Critique of Poverty Theories and Policies, Second Edition. New York, Pergamon Press, 1983. First Edition, New York, Pergamon Press, 1977.

The Palestinians: People, History, Politics (Co-Ed., with Michael Curtis, Joseph Neyer, and Allen Pollack). New Brunswick, Transaction Books, 1975.

The End of Ideology Debate (Ed.). New York, Funk and Wagnalls, 1969. Paperback Edition, New York, Simon & Schuster, 1969.

Poverty: Power and Politics (Ed.). New York, Grosset and Dunlap, 1968. Paperback Edition, Universal Library, 1968.

ARTICLES & REPORTS:

"Reflections on the War on Poverty," Yeshiva University Alumni Review, April 1967.

"Culture, Poverty and Ideology," in D. I. Offenbacher and C. H. Poster, eds., Social Problems and Social Policy, New York, Appleton-Century-Crofts, 1970.

"Israel's Black Panthers," The American Zionist, September 1971.

"Jerusalem: 1967-1971--An Annotated Bibliography," American Academic Association for Peace in the Middle East, Fall 1971.

"The Politics of Religion in Israel," The American Zionist, March 1972.

"Arab Ideology and the Middle East Conflict," American Report, July 21, 1972.

"The Challenge of Bir'im and Ikrit," Congress Bi-Weekly, Nov.10, 1972.

"American Jewry: Winds of Change," Congress Bi-Weekly, June 15, 1973.

"Varieties of Middle East Nationalisms," Middle East Information Series, No. XXV, Winter 1973-74. Reprinted in M. Curtis, J. Neyer, C. I. Waxman, A. Pollack (eds.), The Palestinians: People, History, Politics, New Brunswick, Transaction Books, 1975.

"On American Jewish Identity," Congress Bi-Weekly, Sept. 27, 1974. Reprinted in Focus, Vol. 1, No. 3, Fall 1974. Translated as "Al zehutam shel Yehudai America," Gesher (Israel), Vol. 82, No. 1, Spring 1975.

"The Centrality of Israel in American Jewish Life: A Sociological Analysis," Judaism, Vol. 25, No. 2, Spring 1976.

"Religious and Communal Elements of Ethnicity: American Jewish College Students and Israel" (with W. B. Helmreich), Ethnicity, Vol. 4, No. 2, June 1977.

"The Family and Jewish Identity: A Working Paper," American Jewish Committee, Jewish Communal Affairs Department, Nov. 1976.

"Modern Jewish Orthodoxy in America--Toward the Year 2000" (with Egon Mayer), Tradition, Vol. 16, No. 3, Spring 1977. Reprinted in R. P. Bulka. ed., Dimensions of American Orthodox Judaism, New York, Ktav Publishing House, 1983.

"Family and Identity in the American Jewish Community," American Jewish Committee, Jewish Communal Affairs Dept., February 1977.

"The Changing Identity of American Jewish College Youth" (with William B. Helmreich), Forum, No. 27, Spring 1977.

"Psalms of a Sober Man: The Sociology of Marshall Sklare," Contemporary Jewry: A Journal of Sociological Inquiry, Vol. 4, No. 1, Fall/Winter 1977-78.

"An End to Ideological Ethnicity?," Society, Vol. 15, No. 6, September/October 1978.

Report of the AJC Task Force on Jewish Family Policy. New York, American Jewish Committee, Jewish Communal Affairs Dept., Dec. 1978.

"Bringing the Poor Back In: Jewish Poverty in Education for Jewish Communal Service, Forum, No. 35, Spring/Summer 1979.

Single-Parent Families: A Challenge to the Jewish Community. New York, National Jewish Family Center, American Jewish Committee, January 1980.

"The Centrality of the Family in Defining Jewish Identity and Identification," Journal of Jewish Communal Service, Vol. LV, No. 2, June 1979.

"The Threadbare Canopy: The Vicissitudes of the Jewish Family in Modern American Society," American Behavioral Scientist, Vol. 23, No. 4, March/April 1980. Reprinted in M. Sklare, ed., American Jews/A Reader. New York, Behrman House, 1983.

"The Impact of Feminism on American Jewish Communal Institutions," Journal of Jewish Communal Service, Vol. LVII, No. 1, Fall 1980.

"The Fourth Generation Grows Up: The Contemporary American Jewish Community," The Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, Vol. 454, March 1981. Reprinted in Adelphi University School of Social Work, eds., Issues in Social Welfare, Lexington, Ginn Press, 1985.

"The Sabbath as Dialectic: Its Meaning and Role," Judaism, Vol. 31, No. 1, Winter 1982.

"How Many Are We? Where Are We Going?/The Demographic Facts of Life--and Death," Jewish Life, Vol. VI, No. 1, Spring/Summer 1982.

"Perspectives on Poverty in Early American Sociology," in J. B. Maier and C. I. Waxman, eds., Ethnicity, Identity and History, New Brunswick, Transaction Books, 1983.

"The Stigma of Poverty," in J. A. Jones and H. W. Polsky, eds., Readings on the Urban Environment: Perspectives from the Social Sciences, Lexington, Ginn Publishing Co. 1983.

"Kinship and Consent--A Review Essay," Forum, No. 50, Winter 1983/84.

"The Jewish Father: Past and Present." National Jewish Family Center, American Jewish Committee, January 1984. Reprinted in H. Brod, ed., A Mensch Among Men: Explorations in Jewish Masculinity, Freedom, Calif, Crossing Press, 1988.

"Distorted Image," The Jerusalem Post, June 13, 1984.

"American Israelis in Judea and Samaria: An Empirical Analysis," Middle East Review, Vol. XVII, No. 2, Winter 1984/85.

"Political and Social Attitudes of Americans Among the Settlers in the Territories," in D. Newman, ed., The Impact of Gush Emunim: Politics and Settlement in the West Bank, London, Croom Helm, 1985.

"Confronting Modernity: American Orthodox Judaism in the 20th Century," Journal of Jewish Thought (Jerusalem), Jubilee Issue, 1985. Reprinted in Yearbook of Religious Zionism, 1985/86, Jerusalem, 1985.

"Beyond the Green Line: American Jewish Settlers in Judea, Samaria and Gaza," Jerusalem Newsletter, No. 84, Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs, December 17, 1985.

"Challenges to Consensus in the Contemporary American Jewish Community," in S. A. Cohen and E. Don-Yehiya, eds., Conflict and Consensus in Jewish Political Life, Ramat Gan, Bar-Ilan University Press, 1986.

""Those Crazy Americans"?," Midstream, Vol. 32, No. 3, March 1986.

"To Israel and Back: American Aliya and Return Migration" (with M. Appel). American Jewish-Israel Relations Institute, American Jewish Committee, Sept. 1986.

"American Aliya: Dream and Reality," Morasha, Vol. 2, No. 3, Winter-Spring 1987.

"Messianism, Zionism, and the State of Israel," Modern Judaism, Vol. 7, No. 2, May 1987.

"The Limits of Futurology: Conflicting Perspectives on American Jewry," in William Frankel, Ed., Survey of Jewish Affairs, 1987, Cranbury and London, Associated University Presses, 1988.

"The Epithet of Messianism," Morasha, Vol. 3, No. 2, Spring- Summer, 1988.

"The Impact of Aliyah and the American Jewish Community," in Steven Bayme, Ed., Facing the Future: Essays on Contemporary Jewish Life, Hoboken, NJ and New York, Ktav and American Jewish Committee, 1989.

“A Study of Shlichut - Findings and Recommendations” (with Mervin Verbit), Commissioned by Amira Dotan, Chair of the North American delegation of the World Zionist Organization and Jewish Agency, 1989.

"An American Tragedy: Meir Kahane and Kahanism," American Jewish History, Vol. 78, No. 3, March 1989.

"The Return Migration of American Olim," Forum, No. 62, Winter/Spring, 1989.

"The Emancipation, the Enlightenment and the Demography of American Jewry," Judaism, Vol. 38, No. 4, Fall 1989.

"Zion in Jewish Culture," Yearbook of Religious Zionism, 1989-90, Jerusalem, 1989.

"Is the Glass Half-Full or Half-Empty?: Perspectives on the Future of the American Jewish Community," in Seymour M. Lipset, Ed., American Pluralism and the Jewish Community, New Brunswick, Transaction Books, 1990.

"Whither American Jewry?," Society, Vol. 28, No. 1, Nov./Dec. 1990.

"Religion and State in Israel: The Perspective of American Jewry," in Eliezer Don-Yehiya, Ed., State and Diaspora: The State of Israel and Jewish Diaspora--Ideological and Political Perspectives, Ramat Gan, Bar-Ilan University Press, 1991.

"Toward a Sociology of Psak," Tradition, Vol. 25, No. 3, Spring 1991.

"The Israeli-Jewish Presence in the Territories," in Bernard Reich and Gershon R. Kieval, Eds., Israeli Politics in the 1990s, Westport, CT, Greenwood Press, 1991.

"An Ambivalent American Jewish Sociologist: The Perspectives of Charles Liebman," American Jewish History, Vol 80, No. 4, Summer 1991.

"Orthodox Judaism and Israeli Society, Midstream, Vol. 37, No. 9, December 1991.

"Assimilation," in Jack Fischel and Sanford Pinsker, Eds., Encyclopedia of American Jewish History and Culture, New York, Garland Publishing Co., 1992.

"Contemporary America's Jews" (in Hebrew), in Lloyd P. Gartner and Jonathan D. Sarna, Eds., The Jews of the United States (in Hebrew), Jerusalem, Zalman Shazar Center for Jewish History, 1992.

"Toward a Sociology of Pesak," in M. Sokol, Ed., Rabbinic Authority and Personal Autonomy, Northvale, NJ, Jason Aronson, 1992.

"Are America's Jews Experiencing a Religious Revival," Qualitative Sociology, Vol. 15, No. 2, Summer 1992.

Guest Editor, Tradition, Vol. 26, No. 4, Summer 1992.

"Religious Strife in Israel: Contemporary Issues," Tradition, Vol. 26, No. 4, Summer 1992.

"All In the Family: American Jewish Attachments to Israel," in Peter Y. Medding, Ed., A New Jewry?: America Since the Second World War (Studies in Contemporary Jewry, Vol. 8), New York, Oxford University Press, 1992.

"Dilemmas of Modern Orthodoxy: Sociological and Philosophical, Judaism, Vol 42, No. 1, Winter 1993.

"Studying Israeli Society and Culture," in Jack Wertheimer, ed., The Modern Jewish Experience, New York, New York University Press, 1993.

"Religious Culture and Religio-Politics in Israel," in Jack Wertheimer, ed., The Modern Jewish Experience, New York, New York University Press, 1993.

"Heightening Ideology, Diminishing Community: A Review Essay." Shofar: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Jewish Studies, Vol 12, No. 2, Winter 1994.

"Religious and Ethnic Patterns of American Jewish Baby Boomers," Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion, Vol. 33, No. 1, March 1994.

"America's Jews: Ideology of Cultural Pluralism/Reality of Melting Pot. Shofar: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Jewish Studies, Vol. 12, No. 3, Spring 1994.

"Families of American Jewish Baby Boomers: Implications for Jewish Family Policy," in Steven Bayme and Gladys Rosen, eds., The Jewish Family and Jewish Continuity: Social Theory and Policy Perspectives, New York and Hoboken, American Jewish Committee and Ktav, 1994.

"Is Fundamentalism Inherent to Jewish Traditionalism?," Shofar: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Jewish Studies. Vol 13, No. 3, Spring 1995.

Guest Editor, Contemporary Jewry, Vol 16, 1995.

"In the End Is It Ideology?: Religio-Cultural and Structural Factors in American Aliya," Contemporary Jewry, Vol. 16, 1995.

"The Myth of Transformation: A Review-Essay," Contemporary Jewry, Vol 16, 1995.

"Implications of the Rabin Assassination for Jewish Education: Sociological Perspectives," Journal of Jewish Education, Vol.62, No. 2, Spring 1996.

More than 20 entries in the Encyclopedia of the Modern Middle East, New York, Macmillan, 1996.

"Weakening Ties: The Changing Relationship of American Jewish Baby Boomers and Israel," in Allon Gal, ed., Envisioning Israel: The Changing Ideals and Images of North American Jewry. Jerusalem, Magnes Press, Hebrew University of Jerusalem and Detroit, Wayne State University Press, 1996.  Hebrew version, Beer-Sheva and Jerusalem, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev Press and Hassifriya Hazionit, 1999.

"Is Jewish Identity the Real Issue," in David Zisenwine, ed., Making a Difference: Jewish Identity and Education, School of Education, Tel Aviv University, 1997.

"Critical Sociology and the End of Ideology in Israel," Israel Studies, Vol. 2, No. 1, Spring 1997.

"Change in the Wind on Intermarriage," The Jewish Week, August 29, 1997.

"The Haredization of American Orthodox Jewry," Jerusalem Letter/Viewpoints, No. 376, Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs, 15 February 1998.  Translated into French as "L'irrésistible ascension des ultras au sein de l'orthodoxie juive américaine," in PardPs 25,1998.

"American Aliya: Religious, Cultural and Social Characteristics," [Hebrew] in Dvora Hacohen, ed., Mass Migration or Selective Migration [Hebrew], Jerusalem, Mercaz Zalman Shazar, 1998.

"Congregation, Community, and Continuity: Denominational Affiliation as an Indicator of Jewish Identity" [in Hebrew], Gesher: Journal of Jewish Affairs [Hebrew] 44 (#138), Winter 1998.

"The Sociohistorical Background and Development of America's Jews," in Roberta Rosenberg Farber and Chaim I. Waxman, eds., Jews in America: A Contemporary Reader. Hanover: Brandeis University Press/University Press of New England, 1999.

"Center and Periphery: Israel in American Jewish Life," in Roberta Rosenberg Farber and Chaim I. Waxman, eds., Jews in America: A Contemporary Reader. Hanover: Brandeis University Press/University Press of New England, 1999.

"Postmodernity and the Jews: Identity, Identification, and Community," with Roberta Rosenberg Farber, in Roberta Rosenberg Farber and Chaim I. Waxman, eds., Jews in America: A Contemporary Reader. Hanover: Brandeis University Press/University Press of New England, 1999.

"Language and Identity Among America’s Jews," in David Zisenwine and David Schers, eds., Present and Future: Jewish Culture, Identity and Language. Tel-Aviv: Tel-Aviv University, School of Education, 1999.

"The 'Americanization' of Israel: A Demographic, Cultural and Political Evaluation" (with Uzi Rebhun), Israel Studies, Vol. 5, No. 1, Spring 2000.

"Religio-Politics and Social Unity in Israel: Israel's Religious Parties," in Robert O. Freedman, ed., Israel's First Fifty Years. Gainesville: University Press of Florida, 2000.

"The Limited Impact of the Six-Day War on America's Jews," in Eli Lederhendler, ed., The Six-Day War and World Jewry. Bethesda: University Press of Maryland, 2000.

"Congregation, Community, and Continuity: Denominational Affiliation as an Indicator of Jewish Identity," in Sergio DellaPergola and Judith Even, eds., Papers in Jewish Demography 1997 (Jewish Population Studies 29).. Jerusalem: Hebrew University, Institute of Contemporary Jewry, 2001.

"Jewish Education Does Matter," in David Zisenwine, ed., Knowing What Jewish Culture, Identity and Language [Studies in Culture, Identity and Community], Tel Aviv University, School of Education, 2003

"American Immigrants: A Blessing Not a Curse" (with Uzi Rebhun), Jerusalem Post, July 16, 2002

"The American Mizrachi Organization, American Orthodoxy, and the American Jewish Community," Hadoar, Vol. 82, No. 1, Sept. 2002 (Hebrew).

Four entries in Paul A. Djupe and Laura R. Olson, eds., Encyclopedia of American Religion and Politics. New York: Facts on File, 2003.

"What We Don’t Know About the Judaism of America’s Jews," Contemporary Jewry, Vol. 23, 2002.

"Identity and Identification of Jewish Baby Boomers," in Eliezer Ben-Rafael, Yosef Gorny and Yacov Ro'i, Eds., Contemporary Jewries: Convergence and Divergence [Jewish Identities in a Changing World, Vol. 2] Leiden: Brill, 2003.

"Israel in the Early Twenty-first Century: Challenging Internal and Global Developments," with Uzi Rebhun, Israel Affairs, Vol. 9, No. 4, Summer 2003.

"Religion in the Israeli Public Square," in Uzi Rebhun and Chaim I. Waxman,  Eds, Jews in Israel: Contemporary Social and Cultural Patterns. Hanover and London: University Press of New England/Brandeis University Press, 2003.

"Challenges for the 21st Century," (with Uzi Rebhun), in Uzi Rebhun and Chaim I. Waxman,  Eds, Jews in Israel: Contemporary Social and Cultural Patterns. Hanover and London: University Press of New England/Brandeis University Press, 2003.

“From Institutional Decay to Primary Day: American Orthodox Jewry Since World War II,” American Jewish History Vol.  91, Nos:3-4, Sept-Dec 2003.

“American Modern Orthodoxy: Confronting Cultural Challenges,” Edah Journal, Vol.4, No. 1, May 2004 (Iyar 5764).

34 entries in the Encyclopedia of the Modern Middle East & North Africa, 2nd Ed., Phillip Mattar, Ed. Detroit, MI: Macmillan Reference USA, 2004.

"The Enduring Significance of Denomination" [Hebrew],Gesher: Journal of Jewish Affairs 50, No. 150, Winter 2004.

"American Jewry," in Nicholas de Lange and Miri Freud-Kandel, Eds., Modern Judaism: An Oxford Guide. Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press, 2005.

"Critical Theory, Post-Zionism, and Israeli Sociology," Rutgers Student Journal of Israel Affairs, Issue 2, Spring 2005.

“Religion, Spirituality, and the Future of American Judaism,” in Adam Mintz and Lawrence Schiffman, eds., Jewish Spirituality and Divine Law (Orthodox Forum Series).  Jersey City, NJ and New York: Ktav/Yeshiva University Press, 2005.

"The Sociology of Psika (Halakhic Ruling): An Example from American Jewry" [Hebrew], in Eliezer Don Yehiya, ed., Between Tradition and Innovation: Studies in Judaism, Zionism, and the State of Israel [Hebrew].  Ramat-Gan: Bar-Ilan University Press, 2005.

“Patterns of American Jewish Religious Behavior,” in Dana Evan Kaplan, ed., The Cambridge Companion to American Judaism. New York and Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 2005.

"Winners and Losers in Denominational Memberships in the United States," Changing Jewish Communities, No. 1, Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs, October 16, 2005.

"The Transatlantic Commuter -- Living in Israel, Working in the States," (with Dodi Tobin), Jewish Action, Vol. 66, No. 2, Winter 2005.

Reb David — Ha-Rav David Lifshitz: An Intimate Portrait” and “Nostalgia Isn’t What it Used to Be: Reflections on Yeshiva College and Modern Orthodoxy,” in Zev Nagel and Menachem Butler, eds., My Yeshiva College: 75 Years of Memories. New York: Yashar Books, 2006.

“Time-sharing Aliyah” (with Sergio DellaPergola), Haaretz, Jan. 26, 2007.

“The Role and Authority of the Rabbi in American Society,” in Suzanne Last Stone, ed., Rabbinic and Lay Communal Authority (Orthodox Forum Series). Jersey City, NJ and New York: Ktav/Yeshiva University Press, 2007.

“The Holocaust, Orthodox Jewry, and the American Jewish Community,” in Judith M. Gerson and Diane L. Wolf, eds., Sociology Confronts the Holocaust: Memories and Identities in Jewish Diasporas. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2007.

"Renewing Commitment to Community," Canadian Jewish News, Rosh Hashanah Supplement, Sept. 12, 2007.

"The Iron Law of Humra (Stringency) and the Haredization of Orthodoxy" (in Hebrew), in Meir Litvak and Ora Limor, eds., Religious Radicalism (Hebrew). Jerusalem: Zalman Shazar Center for Jewish History, 2007.

"Israel in Orthodox Identity: The American Experience," in Danny Ben-Moshe and Zohar Segev, eds., Israel, the Diaspora and Jewish Identity. Brighton: Sussex Academic Press, 2007.

"Needed – New Typologies: The Complexity of American Orthodoxy in the 21st Century," in Stuart Cohen and Bernard Susser, eds., Ambivalent Jew - Charles Liebman in Memoriam. New York: Jewish Theological Seminary of America, 2007.

“Socioeconomic Characteristics of America’s Jews” [in Hebrew], Hade’ah Haravahat (quarterly publication of the Israel Council on Social Welfare) No. 45, May 2008/Aviv 5768.

“It's the Economy, 'Tipesh',” Jerusalem Post, August 13, 2008.

“If I Forget Thee, O Jerusalem…: The Impact of Israel on American Orthodox Jewry, in Chaim I. Waxman, ed., Religious Zionism Post Disengagement: Future Directions (Orthodox Forum Series). New York & Jersey City, NJ: Yeshiva University Press/Ktav Publishing House, 2008.

The ‘Good Old Days’ Weren't So Good – What About Today?” in Yoel Finkelman, ed., Teaching Toward Tomorrow: Setting and Agenda for Modern Orthodox Education.Jerusalem: Atid, 2008.

 

4 entries (“American Jewry and Israel” “Denomination and Jewish Identity in America” “Modern Jewish Orthodoxy in America” “Religious Patterns of America’s Jews”) in Avrum Ehrlich, ed., Encyclopedia of the Jewish Diaspora. Santa Barbara, CA: ABC CLIO, 2008.

“America is Home” (Hebrew), Eretz Acheret, No. 48, November-December 2008.

Ahad Ha’am Could Smile: Israel as the Spiritual Center of the American Jewish Community” [in Hebrew], in Eliezer Ben-Rephael, Avi Bareli, Meir Chazan, and Ofer Schiff, eds, The Jewish People Today: Ingathering and Dispersion – Essays in Honor of Yosef Gorny [Hebrew]. Jerusalem: Yad Izhak Ben-Zvi; The Chaim Weizmann Institute for the Study of Zionism and Israel, Tel-Aviv University; The Ben-Gurion Research Institute for the Study of Israel and Zionism, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, and Beit Berl Academic College, 2009.

It's All Relative: The Contemporary Orthodox Jewish Family in America,” Conversations, the Journal of the Institute for Jewish Ideas and Ideals, No. 5, Autumn 2009.

“American Jewish Identity and New Patterns of Philanthropy,” in Allon Gal, Athena S. Leoussi, Anthony D. Smith, eds., The Call of the Homeland: Diaspora Nationalisms, Past and Present.Leiden and Boston, MA: Brill, 2010.

“American Jewish Philanthropy, Direct Giving, and the Unity of the Jewish Community,” in Yossi Prager, ed., Toward a Renewed Ethic of Jewish Philanthropy (Orthodox Forum Series). New York and Jersey City, NJ: Yeshiva University Press and Ktav, 2010.

“Changing Denominational Patterns in the United States,” in Manfred Gerstenfeld and Steven Bayme, eds., American Jewry’s Comfort Level: Present and Future (Jerusalem and New York: Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs, Institute for Global Jewish Affairs and American Jewish Committee, Global Jewish Advocacy, 2010.

“From Treifene Medina to Goldene Medina: Changing Perspectives on the United States among American Haredim,” in Steven T. Katz, ed., Why Is America Different?: American Jewry on its 350th Anniversary.Lanham, MD: University Press of America, 2010.

Beyond Distancing: Jewish Identity, Identification, and America’s Young Jews, Contemporary Jewry, Vol. 30, No. 2-3, October 2010.

“Thought, Socio-culture and Structure: Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchik as the Leader of Modern Orthodoxy” [Hebrew], in Avinoam Rosnak and Naftali Rothenberg, eds., Rabbi in the New World: The Influence of Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchik on Culture, Education and Jewish Thought [Hebrew]. Jerusalem: Magnes Press & Van Leer Jerusalem Institute, 2011.

“American Orthodox Jewry at the Mid-Twentieth Century” (Hebrew), in Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchik,Ish al Ha’Eda (Community, Covenant and Commitment: http://www.ybook.co.il/design/images/pixel.gifSelected Letters and Communications). Tel Aviv: Yediot Sefarim, 2011.

 

“Frustrating-But the Best of Times,”Conversations, No. 10, Spring 2011/5771.

 

“Sliding to the Left? Contemporary American Modern Orthodoxy” (with Yehuda Turetsky), Modern Judaism, Vol. 31, No. 2, May 2011.

 

“New York’s Jews: The Glass is Half..., “Analysis,” American Hamodia, July 4, 2012, Section D, pp. 12-15.

“Structural Decline and Understanding the Message: The Mizrachi Organization, Religious Zionism, and American Orthodox Jewry in the Second Half of the Twentieth Century” (Hebrew), in Yehuda Friedlander, Yishai Arnon& Dov Schwartz, eds., Studies in Religious Zionism: Developments and Changes (Hebrew). Ramat Gan: Bar-Ilan University, 2012.

“Aspects of American Jewish Identity and Identification: Religion, Ethnicity, Israel and the Jewish People” (Hebrew), Zehuyot (Identities), No. 2, 2012.

 

“It's Not All Religious Fundamentalism,” Review-Essay, in Richard I. Cohen, ed., Visualizing and Exhibiting Jewish Space and History (Studies in Contemporary Jewry, Vol. 26).  New York: Oxford University Press, 2012.

"Multiculturalism, Conversion, and the Future of Israel as a Modern State," Israel Studies Review, Vol. 28, Issue 1, Summer 2013

 

“Tribute to a Gaon in a Spiritual Wasteland” (Yad Le-Gaon Bishemama Ruhani) [Hebrew], “Shabbat” Literary Supplement, Makor Rishon, 29 Elul 5773/Sept. 4, 2013.

 

"American Jews and the Israeli-Palestinian Peace Process: A Study of Diaspora in International Affairs," (with Uzi Rebhun and Nadia Beider). Research Report submitted to Harry S. Truman Research Institute, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, September 2013

 

"Orthodox Judaism in Transition – An Oxymoron?" Report of the Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies: Academic Year 2012-2013, December 2013.

 

“The Professional Dilemma of Jewish Social Scientists: The Case of the ASSJ,” in Uzi Rebhun, ed., The Social Scientific Study of Jewry: Sources, Approaches, Debates (Studies in Contemporary Jewry 27), Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press, 2014.


“American Jews and the Israeli-Palestinian Peace Process: A Study of Diaspora in International Affairs” (with Uzi Rebhun and Nadia Beider), in Eliezer Ben-Rafael, Judit Bokser Liwerant, and Yosef Gorny, eds., Reconsidering Israel-Diaspora Relations, Leiden and Boston: Brill, 2014.

“Toward a Sociology of Knowledge Analysis of TheTorah.com,” http://thetorah.com/toward-a-sociology-of-knowledge-analysis-of-thetorahcom/

 

“Demography,” in Oxford Bibliographies in Jewish Studies, Ed, David Biale, New York: Oxford University Press, August 26, 2014. http://www.oxfordbibliographies.com/view/document/obo-9780199840731/obo-9780199840731-0074.xml?rskey=KjHnnL&result=3

 

“Defensive in the Center,” Conversations, Issue 20, Autumn 2014/5774. http://www.jewishideas.org/articles/defensive-center

 

Modern Orthodoxy thriving? Don’t be so sure,” Times of Israel, Nov. 13, 2014  http://blogs.timesofisrael.com/modern-orthodoxy-thriving-maybe-not/

 

Halakhic Change vs. Demographic Change: American Orthodoxy, British Orthodoxy, and the Plight of Louis Jacobs,” Journal of Modern Jewish Studies, Vol. 14, No. 1, March 2015.

Giyur in the Context of National Identity,” in Robert S. Hirt, Adam Mintz, Marc D. Stern, eds, Conversion, Intermarriage and Jewish Identity (Orthodox Forum Series).  New York and Jerusalem: Yeshiva University Press/Ktav and Urim, 2015.


“Where is my Home?: Orthodox Jews in America During the Twentieth Century” [Hebrew], in Ofer Shiff, Homelands in Exile - Otherness and Belonging in the Jewish Diaspora [Hebrew], Iyunim Bitkumat Israel, Thematic Series, Vol. 9, 2015.

 

“Insights and Questions from the Pew Report on America’s Orthodox Jews,” in Arnold Dashefsky and Ira M. Sheskin, eds., American Jewish Year Book 2016. Cham, Switzerland: Springer, 2017.

PAPERS:

"The Culture of Poverty Debate." Paper delivered at the 40th Annual Meetings of the Eastern Sociological Society, New York, April 17-19, 1970.

"The Culture of Poverty: Theory and Research." Paper delivered at the Planning Forum Lecture Series, Yale University Graduate School of Art and Architecture, City Planning Dept., May 7, 1970.

"Social Theory and Social Policy." Paper delivered at Yale University, City Planning Dept., Nov. 20, 1970.

"Some Problems of City Planning." Paper delivered at Yale University, City Planning Dept., April 5, 1971.

"The Crisis in Welfare." Paper delivered at Yale University, City Planning Dept., April 11, 1972.

"The Politics of Welfare: A Historical Perspective." Paper delivered at Yale University, City Planning Dept., May 1,1972.

"Jewish Identity in American Society." Paper delivered at University of Pittsburgh, Nov. 6, 1975.

"American Jewry at the Bicentennial." Paper delivered at Yeshiva University, March 22, 1976.

"Contemporary American Jewish Identity: Problems and Prospects." Paper delivered at the Annual Meetings of the Society for the Scientific Study of Religion (with W. B. Helmreich), Philadelphia, October 31, 1976.

Organizer and Chairman, Session on "Jews in Ethnic America," Meetings of the Association for the Sociological Study and the Eastern Sociological Society, Philadelphia, April 2, 1978.

"The Disengagement from the Poor in Education for Jewish Communal Service." Paper presented at the Annual Meetings of the Association for the Sociological Study of Jewry, San Francisco, Sept. 3, 1978.

Chair and Discussant, Roundtable on "Minority Survival and Success," Annual Meetings of the Society for the Study of Social Problems, San Francisco, Sept. 4, 1978.

"American Jewish Families--Structures and Strategies." Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the Association for Jewish Studies, Boston, December 18, 1978.

Discussant, Roundtable on "The New Anti-Semitism,?" Annual Meetings of the Society for the Study of Social Problems, Boston, August 27, 1979.

"The Family and the American Jewish Community on the Threshold of the 1980s: An Inventory for Research and Planning." Paper presented at the Planning Conference for Modern Jewish Studies, Brandeis University, Oct. 21-24, 1979.

Organizer and Chair, Session on "The Sociology of Jewry," Eleventh Annual Conference of the Association for Jewish Studies, Boston, Dec. 17, 1979.

"Recent Developments in American Jewry." Paper presented at the Faculty Colloquium, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Tel Aviv University, Dec. 9, 1982.

"Family Policy." Paper presented at the Faculty Colloquium, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Bar-Ilan University, Feb. 20, 1983.

"Mediating Structures and Social Policy." Paper delivered at the Faculty Colloquium, Department of Political Science, Bar-Ilan University, March 15, 1983.

"Jewish Ethnicity and Nationalism." Paper delivered at the Graduate Political Science Seminar on Nationalism, Tel Aviv University, March 21, 1983.

"Ethnicity Theory and America's Jews." Paper delivered at the Seminar on "Ethnicity in American Life," Israel Association for American Studies, Tel Aviv University, March 5, 1984.

"Messianists in the Middle East?: American Israelis in the West Bank and Gaza Strip," Faculty Seminar Series, CUNY Graduate Center, Dec. 6, 1984.

"Political Attitudes of American Israelis in the Territories." Paper presented at the 15th Annual Meetings of the Israel Sociological Society, Tel Aviv University, Feb. 11, 1985.

"America's Jews in Transition," Author Meets the Critics session (as author), Annual Meetings of the Eastern Sociological Society and the Association for the Sociological Study of Jewry, Philadelphia, March 17, 1985 (with Milton Gordon, Marvin Bressler, and Egon Mayer, as critics).

"Sociological Profile of the American Jewish Residents in the Territories." Paper presented at the International Colloquium on Religious Fundamentalism and Politics in the Middle East, The Truman Research Institute, Hebrew University, Jerusalem, May 13-15, 1985.

"The Role of the Kibbutz in Israeli Society." Paper presented in the Summer Program for Innovative Cryptological Education, National Cryptological School, U. S. Department of Defense, Fort Meade, Maryland, June 5, 1985.

"American Settlers in the Territories: A Sociological Profile." Paper presented at the "Symposium on the Modern Middle East--Modern Israel: Ingathering of Exiles," Fordham University, Middle East Studies Program, December 6, 1985.

"American Immigration to Israel and Return: A Critical Analysis." Paper presented at the 16th Annual Meetings of the Israel Sociological Society, The Technion, Haifa, Feb. 18, 1986.

Chair, Panel on "The Government and the Territories," Annual Conference of the Association for Israel Studies, Rutgers University, June 9, 1986.

"Compartmentalization and Expansionism as Responses to Modernity Among American Orthodox Jews: A Reconsideration." Paper delivered at Annual Meetings of the Association for the Sociology of Religion, New York, August 29, 1986.

Discussant, Session on "Politics and Religion," Annual Meetings of the Association for the Sociology of Religion, New York, August 29, 1986.

"Conflicting Perspectives on the Future of the American Jewish Community." Paper presented at the 17th Annual Meetings of the Israel Sociological Society, Hebrew University, Jerusalem, February 17, 1987.

"Religion and State in Israel: The Perspective of American Jewry." Paper presented at the conference on "Religion and State in the Perspective of Israel and World Jewry," co-sponsored by the Bar-Ilan University Faculty of Law and the Argov Center for the Study of the State of Israel and the Jewish People, Bar-Ilan University, Ramat Gan, May 11-12, 1987.

"The Changing Nature of American Aliya." Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the Association for Israel Studies, New York, June 1988.

"Israel and the Administered Territories." Paper presented at conference on "Politics and Policies in Post-Election Israel," George Washington University, Washington, DC, May 24, 1989.

Chair and Discussant, Session on "Ethnicity in Israel," Annual Conference of the Association for Israel Studies, College Park, MD, June 1989.

"Orthodoxy and Modernity: Contradictory or Compatible?" Paper presented at the Annual Meetings of the Society for the Scientific Study of Religion, Salt Lake City, Oct. 19-21, 1989.

"Orthodox Judaism and Modern Society: A Study of Undergraduates at Yeshiva University." Paper presented at the Annual Meetings of the Israel Sociological Society, Bar-Ilan University, Feb. 7-8, 1990.

Discussant, Conference on Innovation and Evaluation of the Israel and Kibbutz Experience of North American Jewish Youth, Harvard University Center for Jewish Studies, Project for Kibbutz Studies, and Wilstein Institute of Jewish Policy Studies, Harvard University, March 22-23, 1990.

Chair, Session on "Social Characteristics of American Jews," 22nd Annual Conference of the Association for Jewish Studies, Boston, December 16-18, 1990.

Chair, Session on "Black-Jewish Relations in the U.S.," 23rd Annual Conference of the Association for Jewish Studies, Boston, December 14-16, 1991.

"American Jewish Denominations and Israel." Paper presented at the symposium on "Religion and Politics in Israel," Gratz College, Institute for Israel Studies, Philadelphia, January 26, 1992.

"American Aliya: Jewish Emigrants in Israel." Paper presented at the Annual Meetings of the Eastern Sociological Society, Washington, DC, April 5, 1992.

"The Changing Relationship of American Jewish Denominations to Israel." Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the Association for Jewish Studies, Milwaukee, May 17, 1992.

"Patterns of Organizational Involvement Among American Jewish Baby Boomers." Paper presented at the General Assembly of the Council of Jewish Federations, New York, November 10, 1992.

"The Iron Law of Humra." Paper delivered at the 24th Annual Conference of the Association for Jewish Studies, Boston, December 14, 1992.

"Secularization Theory and American Jewish Baby Boomers." Paper presented at the 24th Annual Meetings of the Israel Sociological Society, The Hebrew University, Feb. 2, 1993.

"The Changing Relationship: American Jewish Baby Boomers and Israel." Paper delivered at the conference, "Envisioning Israel," sponsored by the Center for the Study of North American Jewry, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Beer-Sheva, Israel, June 1993.

Critic, "Author Meets the Critic" session, 55th Annual Meeting of the Association for the Sociology of Religion, Miami Beach, August 12, 1993 (with Wade Clark Roof as author).

"Religious and Ethnic Patterns of American Jewish Baby Boomers." Paper delivered at the 55th Annual Meeting of the Association for the Sociology of Religion, Miami Beach, August 13, 1993.

"America's Jews: Ideology of Cultural Pluralism/Reality of Melting Pot." Paper delivered at the 25th Annual Conference of the Association for Jewish Studies, Boston, December 14, 1993. "American Jews: Betwen Cultural Pluralism and Melting Pot." Paper delivered at University of California at Los Angeles, January 27, 1994.

"Religious Fundamentalism and the Jewish Settlers' Movement." Paper delivered at Columbia University, Middle East Institute, February 24, 1994.

"Towards Twilight?: American Jewish Baby Boomers." Paper delivered at the 25th Annual Meetings of the Israel Sociological Society, Acre, March 23, 1994.

Co-Chair (with Xu Xiang-qun, Dir., Center of Israel and Judaic Studies, Chinese Institute for Peace and Development Studies), Session 3, International Seminar on "Jews in Shanghai," Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences and Center of Jewish Studies, Shanghai, April 21, 1994.

"The Limited Impact of the Six Day War on America's Jews." Paper delivered at the International Symposium on the Impact of the Six Day War," The Hebrew University, Institute of Contemporary Jewry, Jerusalem, December 19-21, 1994.

Discussant, Section on Sociology of Religion, Annual Meeting of the Eastern Sociological Society, Philadelphia, March 31, 1995.

"Cultural and Structural Factors in American Aliya." Paper delivered at Annual Meetings of the Association for Israel Studies, Baltimore, June 11, 1995.

"The 'Settlers,' the Peace Process, and the Assassination." Paper delivered at the Symposium on Religion and Politics in Israel After the Assassination, Rutgers University, Center for Jewish Studies, New Brunswick, November 28, 1995.

"Is Jewish Identity the Real Issue?" Paper presented at the Workshop on "Jewish Identity and Education in Israel and the Diaspora," Tel-Aviv University, School of Education, Kelman Center for Jewish Education, Tel-Aviv, Jan. 2, 1996

"Religion, Fundamentalism, and Citizenship." Paper presented at the "International Symposium on Fundamentalism, Multiculturalism, and the State," Annual Meetings of the Israel Sociological Society, Beit Berl College, Israel, Feb. 21, 1996.

Discussant, Panel on "The Development of National Identity," Annual Conference of the Association for Israel Studies, Boston University School of Law, June 2, 1996.

Convener and Discussant, Session on "Variations in Contemporary Jewish Life," 58th Annual Meeting of the Association for the Sociology of Religion, New York City, August 15, 1996.

"Denomination Does Matter: Traditionalists, Modernists, and the American Jewish Community." Paper presented at the Annual Meetings of the Society for the Scientific Study of Religion, Nashville, November 8, 1996.

"Israeli Social Science and Post-Zionism." Paper to be presented at the Annual Meetings of the Association for Israel Studies, Atlanta, Emory University, June 23, 1997.

Organizer and Chair, Session on "American Jewish Society," 12th World Congress of Jewish Studies, Jerusalem, August 3, 1997.

"Congregation, Community, and Continuity: Denominational Affiliation as an Indicator of Jewish Identity." Paper presented at the 12th World Congress of Jewish Studies, Jerusalem, August 3, 1997.

"The Future of Modern Orthodoxy: Why Haredism is the wave of the future." Paper delivered at conference on "Modern Orthodox Judaism: Visions and Challenges," Rutgers University, Nov. 2, 1997.

"American Politics in Israel: Transmission and Diffusion." Paper to be presented at the 31st Annual Meeting of the Middle East Studies Association, San Francisco, Nov. 23, 1997.

"Hebrew Language and Jewish Identity: Sociological Perspectives."  Paper presented at the Workshop on "Jewish Identity, Culture and Language," Tel-Aviv University, School of Education, Kelman Center for Jewish Education, Tel-Aviv, Dec. 29, 1997.

"The Haredization of American Orthodox Judaism."  Paper presented at the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs, Jerusalem, Jan. 1, 1998.

"Denominational Differences in the American Jewish Community."  Paper presented at the 68th Annual Meeting of the Eastern Sociological Society, Philadelphia, March 19, 1998.

Respondent, Conference on "The Future of the American Jewish Family," Brandeis University, April 26-27, 1998.

"Transformations in Religious Parties and Politics in Israel."  Paper presented at the conference on "Israel at 50: Visions and Challenges," Baltimore Hebrew University, May 3, 1998.

"What is Jewish Identity?: Toward a New Conception of Jewish Identity."  Paper presented at the Annual Congress of the International Institute of Sociology, Tel-Aviv University, July 15, 1999.

"The Religious World of American Jews."  Paper presented at the conference on "Jews in Israel and the World -- Diverging Identities?" Van Leer Institute, Jerusalem, July 19, 1999.

"Establishing a Research Agenda for the Jewish Community: What We Do and Don't Know About the Judaism of America's Jews." Paper presented at the conference, "Establishing A Research Agenda for the Jewish Community," Sponsored by the Mandell L. Berman Institute - North American Jewish Data Bank, City University of New York Graduate Center, October 12, 1999.

"The Growing Gap Between Jewish Identity and Identification" (Hebrew).  Paper presented at the conference on "Jewish Identity at the Millennium," Zalman Shazar Center for Jewish History and the Manchester University Center for Jewish Studies, Jerusalem, Dec. 26, 2000.

Organizer and Moderator, Symposium, "Jew vs. Jew?", featuring Samuel G. Freedman with responses by Elisheva Carlebach and Jonathan S. Woocher, Rutgers University, February 28, 2001.

Panelist in session of The New Jersey Leadership Think Tank on "The Impact of Changing Demographics, Attitudes, and Identity on Federation Priorities," Rutgers University, Bildner Center for the Study of Jewish Life, March 29, 2001.

"Jewish Education and Jewish Identity," paper delivered at 4th International Workshop, School of Education, Center for Jewish Education, Tel Aviv University, May 6, 2001.

Organizer and Chair, Session on "Israel as a Jewish State," 17th Annual Meeting, Association for Israel Studies, American University, Washington DC, May 17, 2001.

"Israel as a Jewish National Democracy," paper delivered at the17th Annual Meeting, Association for Israel Studies, American University, Washington DC, May 17, 2001.

Chair, Session on "The History of Education in Postmodern Discourse," 13th World Congress of Jewish Studies, The Hebrew University, Jerusalem, August 14, 2001.

"Contrasting Indicators of Jewish Identity Among America's Jews," paper delivered at the 13th World Congress of Jewish Studies, The Hebrew University, Jerusalem, August 15, 2001.

"The Holocaust and Jewish Identity and Identification in the United States," paper presented at the conference on "Sociological Perspectives on the Holocaust and Post-Holocaust Jewish Life," Rutgers University, October 26, 2001.

"Jewish Identity and Identification Among Baby Boomers and Youth in the USA," paper presented at the First International Conference on "The Meanings of Jewry Today," Tel-Aviv University, January 20-21, 2002.

"Mizrachi, Religious Zionism, and American Jewry," paper presented at the International Conference on "100 Years of Religious Zionism: 1902-2002," Bar-Ilan University, March 11-13, 2002.

"The 'Iron Law' of Humra and the Haredization of Orthodoxy," paper presented at the 26th Annual Conference, "Zealousness and Religious Radicalism," Israel Historical Society and the Zalman Shazar Center for Jewish History, Jerusalem, June 25, 2002.

"The Impact of 9/11 on the American Jewish Community and Jewish-Muslim Relations," paper presented at the conference on "September 11, 2002 -- One Year After: Dialogue or Tension?" Mosaica-Research Center for Religion, Society & State, Mishkenot Sha-ananim, Jerusalem, Sept. 11, 2002.

"The Significance and Implications of the National Jewish Population Survey," panelist-presenter at the International Conference on Jewish Demography, Jerusalem, Dec. 2, 2002.

"Thought, Socio-Culture and Structure: Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchik as the Leader of Modern Orthodoxy in the U.S.," paper presented at the conference on "Studies Exploring the Influence of Rabbi J. B. Soloveitchik on Culture, Education and Jewish Thought," Van Leer Jerusalem Institute, Dec. 30, 2003.

Chair, Session on "Religion, Law and the State," 20th Annual Conference of the Association for Israel Studies, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, June 14, 2004.

"The Religious-Secular Divide in Israel," paper presented at The Clarke Center, Dickinson College, October 21, 2004.

"From 'Treif' to Glatt Kosher: America in the Eyes of Ultra-Orthodox Jews During the Twentieth Century," paper presented at the Conference, "Why Is America Different," Boston University, Elie Wiesel Center for Judaic Studies, October 26, 2004.

"America's Jews and Patterns of American Immigration to Israel" [Hebrew], paper delivered in the Seminar on "Aliya, Migration -- Constructing Jewish National Identity in Israel," Tel-Aviv University, Dec. 19, 2004.

Chair, Session on "Crises and Challenges in the American Jewish Community," "International Conference on Education, Community and Norms, The Van Leer Jerusalem Institute, Dec. 27, 2004.

"Israel as But One Component of American Jewish Identity," paper delivered at the "International Conference on Education, Community and Norms, The Van Leer Jerusalem Institute, Dec. 29, 2004.

Respondent, Session on "Identities Changing Over Time and Space,"  Symposium on "Jewish and Israeli Identities: New Insights" [Hebrew], The Van Leer Jerusalem Institute, May 16, 2005.

"Denominational Shifts in American Jewry," paper delivered at the 14th World Congress of Jewish Studies, jointly-sponsored session with the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, August 2, 2005.

"Changing Perspectives on the United States Among American Haredim," paper delivered at the 14th World Congress of Jewish Studies, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, August 3, 2005.

Chair, Session on "Aspects of Identity in American Jewish Society," 14th World Congress of Jewish Studies, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, August 3, 2005.

"An Overview of Immigration From North America," paper presented at the Conference on "American Aliyah in Literature and Research," Israel Association of Writers in English, Department of English and American Studies, Tel Aviv University, October 25, 2006.

Chair, Session on “Directions in Halakhah: Ideology and Complex Reality,” The Third International Conference on Philosophy and Halakhah – "Halakhah and Ideology," co-sponsored by the Department of Jewish Thought, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and the Van Leer Jerusalem Institute, December 12-14, 2006.

"Personalism and Peoplehood in American Jewry." Paper delivered at the International Conference on "Jewish Ethnicity and Nationalism: Past and Present," Moscow, April 16, 2007.

Chair, Session on “Jewish Ethnicity in Latin America," International Conference on "Jewish Ethnicity and Nationalism: Past and Present," Moscow, April 16, 2007.

“America's Jews and Israel After 9/11.” Paper presented at the International Conference on "US-Israel Relations in a New Era," Begin-Sadat (BESA) Center for Strategic Studies, Bar-Ilan University, Ramat Gan, May 20, 2007.

Chair, Session on "Beyond the Society of Learners," International Conference on "The Haredi Society of Learners: Sources, Trends and Processes," Bar-Ilan University, June 12, 2007.

"Aliya in the Age of Transnationalism." Paper presented at the 23rd Annual Conference of the Association for Israel Studies, Open University of Israel, June 13, 2007.

"American Zionism, Jewish Identity and New Patterns of American Jewish Philanthropy." Paper presented at the conference, “The Call of the Homeland: Diaspora Nationalisms, Past and Present,” University College London, Institute of Jewish Studies, June 18-20, 2007.

Chair, session on “Voluntarism, Care and Medical Assistance,” Conference on “Haredim and Haredism in Israel: Encounters, Influences and Changes,” Van Leer Jerusalem Institute, Nov. 12-13, 2007.

Respondent to Keynote Address by Sylvia Barack Fishman, “Growth and Challenges in the Contemporary American Reform Movement,” International Conference on Contemporary Reform Judaism: Sociology, Education and Theology, Van Leer Jerusalem Institute, Dec. 24, 2007.

“American Jewish Religious Streams and Israel.” Paper presented at the conference, “Whither American Zionism,” Begin-Sadat (BESA) Center for Strategic Studies and Argov Center,
Bar-Ilan University, Ramat Gan, May 29, 2008.

“The Significance of Israel for American Judaism.” Paper presented at the Cherrick Forum on “Israel and the Jewish Diaspora,” session on “American Jewry and Israel,” The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, June 12, 2008.

Participant, Roundtable on “Israeli Society’s Coping With Crises of Education, Religion and State,” conference on “Religion, Education and Politics in Israel,” Bar-Ilan University, January 27, 2009.

Chair, session on “Contemporary Jewry: Social Aspects,” Fifteenth World Congress of Jewish Studies, Jerusalem, August 4, 2009.

Chair, session on “The Social Sciences and The Jewish Case: Commonalities and Distinctions,” International Conference on “The Future of the Jewish Past,” The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, May 4, 2010.

“Zionism and Religion in American Jewish Identity.” Paper presented at a seminar marking the publication of the 3-volume work, World Regional Zionism: Geo-Cultural Dimensions [Hebrew], Allon Gal, ed., Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Beer Sheva, May 17, 2010.


“Attitudes Toward Aspects of the Israeli-Palestinian Peace Process Among American Jews, 1998-2007” (with Uzi Rebhun).  Paper presented at the International Conference, “Between Catalysts and Spoilers: Diasporas and Peace Processes in the State of Origin,” The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Leonard Davis Institute for International Relations, May 24, 2010.

 

“Multiculturalism, Conversion, and the Future of Israel as a Modern Jewish State.”  Paper presented at the 28th Annual International Conference of the Association for Israel Studies, University of Haifa, June 26, 2012.

 

“Louis Wirth, Dov Bernie Lazerwitz, and the Social Scientific Study of Jewry.” Paper presented in Session on “Demography-Here and Now; in Memory of Prof. Dov Lazerwitz,” 3rd Annual Social Scientific Conference, Department of Sociology & Anthropology, Bar-Ilan University, Ramat Gan, December 12, 2012.


“The Americanization of Orthodoxy.” Paper presented at the “International Conference on Ultra-Orthodoxy Between Modernity and Post-Modernity,” Van Leer Jerusalem Institute, December 31, 2012.

 

Chair, session on “The Role of Religiosity and Ethnicity in Israel-Diaspora Relations,” Tel-Aviv University, January 7, 2013.

Chair/Respondent, session on "Orthodoxy, Gender, and Social Issues," Symposium on "Orthodox Judaism and Theology in the 21st Century," Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies Yarnton Manor, Yarnton, Oxford, Jan. 24, 2013.

 

“Adapting While Decrying Change: The Case of American Orthodox Judaism,” Oxford Seminar in Advanced Jewish Studies, Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies, Oriental Institute, Feb. 13, 2013.

 

“The Religious Factor in American Jewish Identity,” David Patterson Seminar, Oxford Seminar in Advanced Jewish Studies, Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies, Yarnton Manor, Feb. 13, 2013.

 

“Orthodox Judaism in Transition: An Oxymoron?” Oxford Seminar in Advanced Jewish Studies, Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies, Yarnton Manor, Feb. 21, 2013.

“Religious/Denominational Patterns of American Jewry in the Beginning of the 21st Century: Is American Jewry Experiencing an ‘Explosive’ Growth of Hasidic and Other Orthodox Communities?” Paper presented at the 16th World Congress of Jewish Studies, Jerusalem, July 29, 2013.

Chair, Session on “Where is the Chabad Movement Going,” 16th World Congress of Jewish Studies, Jerusalem, August 1, 2013.



PROFESSIONAL PROJECTS:

Project Head, 2007 Annual Assessment (“Societal Aspects”), Jewish People Policy Planning Institute, Jerusalem.

Project Co-Head (with Brigadier-General (Res.) Ruth Yaron), 2008 Annual Assessment (“Women in Jewish Society”), Jewish People Policy Planning Institute, Jerusalem.

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES:

Editor, Israel Studies Bulletin, Association for Israel Studies, 1992-2000.
Editorial Board Member, Israel Studies.
Editorial Board Member, Israel Studies Forum.
Editorial Board Member, Journal of Israeli History, 1993-1998..
Editorial Board Member, Contemporary Jewry.
Editorial Board Member: Jewish Political Studies Review
Editorial Board Member, Gesher: Journal of Jewish Affairs [Hebrew] 2000-05.
Editorial Advisory Board Member, Middle East Review, 1972-90.
Book Review Editor, Transaction/SOCIETY Magazine, 1975-82.
Proposal Assessor, National Endowment for the Humanities.
Proposal Assessor, Social Sciences & Humanities Research Council of Canada.
Member, Academic Advisory Committee, National Foundation for Jewish Culture.
Manuscript evaluator for various professional journals and publishers
Webmaster, Association for Israel Studies, 1996-2005.


PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS
:

American Sociological Association, Eastern Sociological Society, Israel Sociological Society, Society for the Scientific Study of Religion, Association for the Sociology of Religion, Association for Israel Studies (Board of Directors, 1989- ), Association for the Sociological Study of Jewry (President, 1979-81), Association for Jewish Studies, World Union of Jewish Studies  (Academic Council, 2009-), Historical Society of Israel

HONORS:

Listed in Marquis Who's Who, Who's Who in American Jewry; Who's Who in World Jewry; Who's Who in Israel; Contemporary Authors.

GRANTS:

Grant Fellow, Memorial Foundation for Jewish Culture, 1981-82.
Foundation for Middle East Peace, Jewish Agency for Israel, and Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs, 1984.
Grant recipient, Lucius N. Littauer Foundation, 1987.
Grant Fellow, Memorial Foundation for Jewish Culture, 1989-90.
Grant recipient, Lucius N. Littauer Foundation, 1991.