Translated Title: Jewish life in Hungary: Achievements, challenges and priorities since the collapse of communism
Topics: Jewish Community, Jewish Communal Politics, Jewish Organisations, Pluralism, Jewish Leadership, Interviews, Main Topic: Identity and Community
Abstract: A detailed look at Jewish life in Hungary based on interviews with a broad range of Hungarian Jewish leaders. It calls for greater levels of co-operation and co-ordination between Jewish communal organizations and initiatives, and stresses a need for a more religiously pluralist communal environment. Part of a four-paper series looking at Jewish life in east-central Europe since the collapse of communism, the authors of the Hungary report highlight the existence of a sharp critique of community management structures, and recommend urgent structural reform. The research was conducted by the leading specialist in the sociology of Hungarian Jewry, and was funded by the Rothschild Foundation (Hanadiv) Europe.