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Synagogue consolidation in post-war New Jersey

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Synagogue consolidation in post-war New Jersey
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the case study of Woodbridge Township
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Gosnell
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Jason Ross
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1977-
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Jason Gosnell
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Shandler
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Jeffrey
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Jeffrey Shandler
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Advisory Committee
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chair
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Sinkoff
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Nancy
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Nancy Sinkoff
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internal member
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Rendsburg
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Gary
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Gary Rendsburg
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Rutgers University
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degree grantor
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Graduate School - New Brunswick
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theses
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2013
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2013-10
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eng
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The consolidation of synagogues in post-war New Jersey is neither new nor unique. City synagogues country wide with the onset of suburbanization in the 1950s relocated to and/or reorganized in the suburbs. Yet, regardless of the relocations and/or reorganizations of city synagogues, the suburbs witnessed almost two decades of synagogue growth. In the 1970s, however, as the initial reasons for synagogue consolidation changed, net gains in synagogue growth ceased. Surprisingly, although the number of synagogues has decreased and the rate of synagogue consolidation has increased, there is a lack of academic sources dedicated exclusively to those issues surrounding synagogue consolidation. Indeed, the most notable literature concerning synagogue consolidation is that published by communal leadership. Providing congregations wishing to explore consolidation with insight into the issues that arise during the merger process, these sources are practice guides more than academic works. They do not place these mergers within the historical contexts of American Jewry and Judaism in post-war America nor do they examine the ways in which the details of such mergers are informed by these contexts. It is thus the goal of this case study to fill in some of the lacunae left by both the academic and communal worlds. In order to do such, this case study will concentrate on five Conservative congregations which were established in Woodbridge Township between 1913 and 1977 and were subsequently absorbed by a congregation outside of the Township in 2003 and 2006. It will examine the information obtained from: the interviews I conducted with clergy and congregants who served as officers and/or board members of the respective synagogues, the Woodbridge Township Library’s oral histories, the congregations’ archival records, local newspaper articles which discussed the consolidations and various other sources reviewed in order to properly locate Woodbridge Township’s Jewish community within a larger historical framework. It will thereafter explore the major issues that each congregation confronted in consolidating; and further discuss the phenomenon of merger in Woodbridge Township and its related issues within the contexts of post-war American Jewry and Judaism.
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Jewish Studies
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Rutgers University Electronic Theses and Dissertations
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vii, 80 p. : ill., map
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M.A.
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Includes bibliographical references
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by Jason Ross Gosnell
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Synagogues--Organization and administration
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Religious facilities--New Jersey--Woodbridge (Township)
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Church closures--New Jersey--Woodbridge (Township)
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Graduate School - New Brunswick Electronic Theses and Dissertations
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doi:10.7282/T3VH5KV5
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ETD graduate
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Gosnell
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Jason
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2013-10-03 15:32:54
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I hereby grant to the Rutgers University Libraries and to my school the non-exclusive right to archive, reproduce and distribute my thesis or dissertation, in whole or in part, and/or my abstract, in whole or in part, in and from an electronic format, subject to the release date subsequently stipulated in this submittal form and approved by my school. I represent and stipulate that the thesis or dissertation and its abstract are my original work, that they do not infringe or violate any rights of others, and that I make these grants as the sole owner of the rights to my thesis or dissertation and its abstract. I represent that I have obtained written permissions, when necessary, from the owner(s) of each third party copyrighted matter to be included in my thesis or dissertation and will supply copies of such upon request by my school. I acknowledge that RU ETD and my school will not distribute my thesis or dissertation or its abstract if, in their reasonable judgment, they believe all such rights have not been secured. I acknowledge that I retain ownership rights to the copyright of my work. I also retain the right to use all or part of this thesis or dissertation in future works, such as articles or books.
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2013-10-31
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2015-10-31
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