Organized Jewish community

The Jewish community is substantially organized through institutions—a network of synagogues and religious movements, Federations, funders, schools, politicians, cultural institutions, media outlets, and other organizations. For decades, this has overwhelmingly meant the white organized Jewish community, though this is slowly beginning to change as Jews of Color establish organizations, rise to leadership, and claim their space. Many Jews live Jewish lives outside this framework for any number of reasons, including personal preference or because they have been ignored or excluded for their politics, race, economic class, and other factors.