Jewish Campus Life: Some Reflections After a Decade

By Rela Geffen Monson

American Jewish Committee (AJC), 1991

The author reflects on her earlier work "Jewish Campus Life: A Survey of Student Attitudes Toward Marriage and Family" (also found on BJPA). She asks: has the quest for individual fulfillment led to a negation of family life? Nearly all students are planning to marry and to raise families. But with whom? Her study shows that ideology played a pivotal role in accepting the link between one's personal dating patterns and Jewish identity. Fostering a particular climate of opinion within the Jewish community can play in inhibiting intermarriage. Such a climate has a good platform to be developed in campus life.

Topic: College Organizations, Continuity, Intermarriage, Jewish Identification, Relationships, Informal Education, Ideology, Outreach, University Organizations, Jewish Continuity, Campus Organizations, Students

Name of Publication: The Intermarriage Crisis - Jewish Communal Perspectives and Responses

Page Number(s): 21-26

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Genre: Conference Presentation

Coverage: United States

Language: English

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Bibliographic Information:
Geffen Monson, Rela. Jewish Campus Life: Some Reflections After a Decade. The Intermarriage Crisis - Jewish Communal Perspectives and Responses. American Jewish Committee (AJC). 1991: 21-26. http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=10801


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