The Wind Report serves as a repository of writings and research by Dr. Steven Windmueller on the topics of Jewish communal policy and social trends. The website is divided among a number of specialty areas that allows the reader to select particular subjects of interest. Collectively, this material reflects the social, political and economic uncertainties challenging 21st century society. The articles and documents that comprise this site seek to examine the implications of these transformational times on the state of political behavior, institutional leadership, and organizational culture and management of our global society. The Jewish community is seen here as a laboratory of study, just as it represents an important and sustaining voice in the contemporary world. Your thoughtful feedback is welcomed as new areas of inquiry are explored.
Dr. Windmueller has spent nearly twenty years at HUC, first directing its School of Jewish Communal Service (now the School of Jewish Nonprofit Management) and then serving for four years (2006-10) as the dean of the Los Angeles campus. This past year, Dr. Windmueller has represented the College-Institute in launching a major new initiative of the Reform Movement: a Think Tank on the Future of Reform Judaism.
Prior to coming to HUC-LA, Dr. Windmueller served for more than thirty years in a number of prominent positions in the Jewish community. Most recently, he served for ten years as the Executive Director of the Community Relations Committee of the Jewish Federation of Los Angeles. Dr. Windmueller had previously served for twelve years as a federation director in upstate New York. He began his professional career on the staff of the American Jewish Committee in Washington, D.C.
A specialist on political issues and American Jewish affairs, Dr. Windmueller holds a doctorate in International Relations from the University of Pennsylvania, and has held academic appointments at several major institutions of higher learning. During his professional service, Dr. Windmueller has consulted with government officials and political candidates and has appeared on nationally syndicated media, offering commentaries on Jewish public affairs matters. His writings have appeared in such publications as the Los Angeles Times, Sh’ma Magazine, the Jerusalem Letter, the Journal of Jewish Communal Service, and an array of Anglo-Jewish newspapers.
Dr. Windmueller received a grant in 1999 from the John Randolph Haynes Foundation to undertake the first major study of Latino-Jewish relations in Los Angeles. Key elements of this research have appeared in various publications, including a recent book, California Jews. His Pew-funded research on the major national Jewish community relations agencies appeared in a recent publication, Jewish Polity and American Civil Society: Communal Agencies and Religious Movements in the American Public Square (Roman and Littlefield, 2002). In 2004, he produced a textbook on the practice of Jewish community relations titled You Shall Not Stand Idly By, published by the American Jewish Committee. In early 2005, Dr. Windmueller collaborated with Professor Gerald Bubis in producing the first study on the formation of the UJC (United Jewish Communities), titled Predictability to Chaos: How American Jewish Leaders Reinvented their National Jewish Communal System.
Dr. Windmueller is currently writing about Jewish political behavior and voting patterns, including a December 2003 article titled “Are American Jews Becoming Republican, Insights into Jewish Political Behavior”, which was released by the Jerusalem Center. His work in 2007 on “The Second American Jewish Revolution” has appeared in several different publications; this research was followed by a 2008 article, titled “A Jewish Perspective on the Global Economic Revolution” which was published by USC’s Casden Institute. This past year, the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs, where Dr. Windmueller serves as a Fellow, released his study on “Jewish Communities of the West”.
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