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Monday, August 2, 2010

Professor Steven Windmueller was the guest speaker at "Changing Jewish Communal Policies and Attitudes" on July 15, 2010 at the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs, where he discussed the Jewish communities of the Western United States.  His essay, “The Jewish Communities of the Western United States,” was recently published in the American Jewish Committee and the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs new book, American Jewry’s Comfort Level: Present and Future, edited by Manfred Gerstenfeld and Steven Bayme.

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