Listening To Jewish Youth - Study Highlights

By Hayim Herring, Nancy Leffert

Minneapolis Jewish Federation, Search Institute, 1998

Ensuring that young people develop and maintain a Jewish identity and that they stay connected to the Jewish community into adulthood are major concerns of the Jewish community. Many Jewish adults are troubled that too many young people are involved in Jewish-sponsored activities and organizations only through Bar/Bat Mitzvah age and then begin to drift away from their synagogues and temples, youth groups, and formal Jewish education. More than 400 Jewish youth in Minneapolis responded to a survey about what they want from and appreciate about Jewish-sponsored activities and education. This report is based on their responses. It provides parents, educators, rabbis, and other leaders insight into what may keep youth involved now and into the future. It highlights successes, areas for improvement, and practical steps to help ensure that Jewish young people learn to value and appreciate their identity and involvement.

Topic: Youth Engagement, Programming, Continuity, Youth, Jewish Identification, Informal Education, Education, Affiliation, Jewish Continuity

Name of Publication: Day School Evaluation Reports

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Genre: Report

Coverage: Minneapolis, Minnesota , United States

Identifier: ISBN: 1-57482-174-1

Language: English

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Herring, Hayim. Leffert, Nancy. Listening To Jewish Youth - Study Highlights. Day School Evaluation Reports. Minneapolis Jewish Federation,Search Institute. 1998:


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