Contemporary Jewry

, Volume 14, Issue 1, pp 3–7 | Cite as

Marshall sklare: In memory

  • Jonathan D. Sarna


The work of Marshall Sklare, founding father of American Jewish sociology, teaches us three lessons: to value the importance of studying history; to value the power of creative insights more than mere number crunching; and to value taking intellectual risks.


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  1. Sklare, Marshall. 1955, 1977, 1985.Conservative Judaism: An American Religious Movement. Glencoe, IL: Free Press.Google Scholar
  2. —. 1958.The Jews: Social Patterns of an American Group. Glencoe, IL: Free Press.Google Scholar
  3. —. 1971.America’s Jews. New York: Random House.Google Scholar
  4. Sklare, Marshall and Joseph Greenblum. 1967, 1979.Jewish Identity on the Suburban Frontier: A Study of Group Survival in the Open Society. New York: Basic Books.Google Scholar
  5. Sklare, Marshall and Marc Vosk. 1957.The Riverton Study: How Jews Look at Themselves and their Neighbors. New York: American Jewish Commitee.Google Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jonathan D. Sarna
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  1. 1.Brandeis UniversityUSA

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