Reviving a Sense of Community: Learning from the Jews of Europe

As Madison Jackson traveled as a teenager through Europe, she learned another way of viewing Jewish community–the smaller Jewish community meant that there were fewer resources and fewer options for expressing one’s particular type of Judaism. Instead, what she found was perhaps a greater sense of collaboration and understanding. What can we who have more options and individuality here in the United States learn from European Jewry?

Filmed at the William Breman Jewish Heritage and Holocaust Museum in Atlanta, Georgia in cooperation with the Jewish Federation of Greater Atlanta.

Madison Jackson is a junior at Binghamton University in upstate New York where she is double majoring in English and Judaic Studies and minoring in History. Madison is from Cleveland, Ohio. She is an active member of Hillel at Binghamton and a tutor for the Binghamton Writing Center. Additionally, she serves as a virtual intern for Paideia - the European Institute for Jewish Studies in Sweden. She has also been an intern for the Hanukkah House Museum in Binghamton where she curated an exhibit on Jewish food from around the world. In summer 2018, Madison will serve as an AJC Goldman Fellow at the American Jewish Committee Central Europe office in Warsaw, Poland.

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