Building Jewish Identity: A Study of Young Judea Alumni

By Steven M. Cohen, Alan Ganapol

Hadassah, Fall 1998

Against a background of heightened anxiety over assimilation and the future of American Jews, this study seeks to assess the long-range impact of Young Judaea upon the Jewish identity of its alumni. It addresses a straightforward question: How do former participants in any of the variety of Young Judaea programs over nearly half a century differ from their counterparts in several critical areas of Jewish involvement? These include in-marriage, ritual practice, communal affiliation, attachment to Israel, and a commitment to raising Jewishly involved children. In the simplest of terms, how, if at all, did the Young Judaea experience affect the Jewish identities of former participants years later?

Topic: Jewish Identification, Israel Attachment, Alumni

Funder: Haddassah Women's Zionist Organization of America

Genre: Report

Coverage: United States

Language: English

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Cohen, Steven M. Ganapol, Alan. Building Jewish Identity: A Study of Young Judea Alumni. Hadassah. Fall 1998:


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